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What are Concerns for Mothers of NICU Babies?

December 5, 2018

What are Concerns for Mothers of NICU Babies?

Mothers of NICU babies are at an increased risk for several different thing including postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues.

Mothers of NICU Babies Should Focus on Their Mental Health Too

So not only do these mothers have a sick baby, but it is likely that they’ve gone through a traumatic birth experience and up to 15% of women who have babies in the NICU need diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.

It’s important, if a woman feels like she’s suffering from any of these problems, that she be evaluated by a professional as soon as possible.

It’s been proven that maternal mental health has an impact on infant bonding, maternal confidence, and Infant development.

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