Dear NICU Parent: 3 Things You Should Know About Your Baby’s Development

By Sue Ludwig

Your brand new son Charlie arrived 15 weeks early and is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). You never expected to belong to this club, never expected to leave your precious baby in the company of strangers, never expected to have a baby that weighs less than 2 pounds.

We understand that this hospital unit, however beautifully decorated, does not meet your expectations because it is simply not your home, not Charlie’ s bedroom, not your dream. We are sorry that you are grieving. We are sorry that this is not what you imagined for your baby’ s birthday.

We are relieved that you got here in time, relieved that this place does exist, for people like you, people like your Charlie.

We’ d like to introduce ourselves. We are Charlie’ s neonatal therapists…click here to read more and leave a comment.

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