Dear New Moms of Preemies,
What you’re going through is difficult. It’s so difficult! Not only do you have a new baby, but you have preemie. You’re trying to be a mother in the middle of a hospital ward, surrounded by other babies and nurses and machines beeping constantly. You’re facing the heartbreaking reality that even though you’re going home, your little one isn’t going home with you yet(!!!). You have to deal with IV tubes, oxygen, and feeding tubes in addition to diapers and the possibility of far-reaching issues even after your little one comes home. And, chances are, so much information is flying at you, you can’t keep it all straight.
And this is on top of the after-birth hormones raging through your system!
So, mothers of preemies……