Be there for your baby, while it may feel like you spend a lot of time doing nothing, it’s important to be close. Your preemie will benefit greatly from hearing your voice and feeling your touch as they spend time in the NICU.
Keep yourself busy and try not to worry too much. Stay focused on positive thinking and know that your baby is in good hands. If you’re spending a lot of time at the hospital, you’ll have the added benefit of knowing and seeing firsthand how your baby is cared for and treated since they can’t come home with you just yet.
Most importantly, make sure to take care of your self. Self-care is very important, especially when you’re stressed. Know that you are the best parent your child could have and that your baby depends on you. Take this time day by day and know that you aren’t alone in this journey.