As you’ve probably figured out, the NICU is a hard place to be.
Parents have to watch their babies grow in incubators and must leave them behind at the hospital every night.
That picture perfect idea they had during the pregnancy is shattered and replaced with nurses, doctors, specialists, medications, surgeries, tubes, wires, machines, monitors, and the very high possibility that depression and anxiety will take a firm hold on their lives.
It’s no wonder why parents get sucked into the pull of depression while in the NICU; my husband and I did.
I can’t speak for my husband and what exactly he felt, but he was the one that suggested the two of us went to counseling so we could deal with it (which I am forever grateful for).
I can, however, break down what was going on in my head.Continue reading “Depression & Anxiety in the NICU”