How to struggle with stress

For many families situation when their child was born before term and is in intensive care department is a huge stress.

To struggle with this feeling it is better to:

  • to cry if it helps
  • to allow yourself to cry
  • not to be afraid of the feelings
  • to let emotions leave
  • to make schedule for yourself
  • find balance between your time in home, at work and visits to hospital
  • try to be calm when you leave hospital
  • remember, your child needs you, but your family and other children need you too
  • find time to do favorite things it will help you to find necessary energy
  • find parents who are in the same situation, share your feelings with them
  • share your experience in support group
  • specify whether there are parents to whom you can be a support
  • try to find a support group in the Internet

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