Back before this pandemic, it was customary to have a crowd of people around you for support when it came to having your baby in the NICU, but that just isn’t possible anymore. Families can feel very isolate and alone knowing their baby is still in the hospital and they don’t get to bring them home yet. Zoom has created a program that will help families connect with one another to speak about their feelings and to feel less isolated, best of all, it is free of charge.
- Hand to Hold is a group that provides virtual support groups for families with a baby in the NICU.
- The support groups were started by the makers of Huggies diapers and are available for free.
- Hand to Hold also offers podcast episodes for NICU parents and nurses.
“or those in the midst of a high-risk pregnancy, who have experienced a complicated birth, or have a baby in the NICU, life can be stressful, isolating, and incredibly lonely”