(Closed) Ideas for new parents who have to spend time in the NICU?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry to hear about the complications. The SCU (special care unit) is sort of like a stepdown unit from the NICU.

1.  I would just ask the parents if they would like visitors. My friend did, and I got to visit the babies (twins) in the NICU.  But if they don’t, I’d just check in frequently via phone/text to just let them know that you’re there for them

2.Mom will be discharged when she is medically stable to be discharged, even if the baby is still requiring hospitalization. But of course she’ll be able to visit the baby every day in the hospital, it depends on the hospitals visiting policy about overnight visits.

3.  I think the frozen casseroles are still a great idea!! And if the parents are up for it, I’m sure some awesome takeout at the hospital would be appreciated. Cafeteria food is always a little less than desirable.  I know my friend was so stressed in the hospital after her twins were born that she didn’t eat a lot, so I think bringing any sort of her favorite foods would be appreciated. Just check with her, if she’s pumping breastmilk for the baby if there are any foods she needs to avoid.

I think you’re being a great friend by wanting to take care of her and I hope baby gets out of the hospital soon!! 



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