Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
Oh yes, I remember the guilt! It is totally normal and yet totally unproductive. My son was born at 26 weeks as well, so I know how brutal the NICU is with your precious babe born so early. My doctor told me that girls tend to do better than boys in the NICU, so prayers that your daughter will sail through the NICU. Try to be gentle with yourself. On the positive side, your body held up through this horrible disease and both you and your daughter are alive -hugs. Try not to worry about the future (difficult, I know). Whatever the future brings, you will get through it one day at a time. Some advice that helped me was to not read about all the possible preemie issues, unless/until it applied to my son. It's not helpful to worry about things that may never come to pass.
Praying! and yes I felt guilty and horrible for my son. I couldn't be in the NICU at all times either, don't feel bad the nurses understand, I became very close to the nurses. An idea they suggested is to record myself reading books, and bring a little music player. It helped him to hear my voice when I couldn't be there and keep his brain stimulated.
My daughter was born August 26th...at 26 weeks due to severe pre-e. She's so tiny and I'm so scared for her :(. It's hard for my to go into the NICU...it breaks my heart to look at her. It's so hard to stay positive because she looks so weak. Did anyone else feel guilty after having their preemie? I know it's not my fault that I got sick and I had no other choice but to have her early but I feel so guilty. I wish I just could have kept her in for a few more weeks. :( My husband on the other hand it so positive, he says he just knows that she's going to be fine, I wish I could be as positive as him...I wish I had a crystal ball and could see the future =/ Please keep my baby girl in your thoughts and prayers. <3
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