Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Self Care Strategy for NICU Parents - Remember to HALT

Halt SignDuring times of stress it can be difficult to remember to stop what you are doing and take care of yourself; this is especially important when your newborn is hospitalized in the NICU.

NICU parents need to be sure to take care of themselves...in order to have the energy and the reserves to be available to support your baby.

It is very important for NICU parents to follow the acronym coined by A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) and be sure to H.A.L.T.

You should never let yourself get too
This simple self care strategy will help you out greatly to decrease your stress and distress during your time in the NICU.

Photo Source: Daniel Battiston.
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