• 10 ways to support a friend with a baby in the NICU

    27 days ago - By Today's Parent

    Most parents aren't expecting their newborn to be admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. “Ultimately their baby is in the NICU because either they came early or the baby is sick,” says Jeanette Doherty, a social worker who specializes in the NICU at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. “Parents are very frightened: They're processing a huge amount of information at once, and they also have a lot of practical needs in the background.”
    That's where friends and family come in. There's plenty of ways to make this experience a little bit easier on them.
    1. Bring food, food and more food
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