Parent support

If you've had a premature or sick baby we have information to support you.

We know the nights can be tough

Having a premature or sick baby can have a huge impact on you and your family and the nights can feel especially lonely.

How you might be feeling
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In hospital

Find information about neonatal care, what happens on a neonatal unit and how you can get involved in your baby’s care.

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At home

The first few months at home with your baby can be challenging. Find tips and information to help.

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Common parent concerns

Your stories

Sleepless nights - Hannah's story

Hannah's son Jack was born at 29 weeks. She shares what night time was like for her both before and after her son's birth.
Read Sleepless nights - Hannah's story

Neonatal care and parents’ mental health podcast

Hear the experiences of parents talking openly about their mental health on the unit, how they faced challenges, and how you can get more support from health professionals.
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Supporting parents

Tips for changing your baby's nappy

Changing your premature or sick baby’s nappy is a great way to be involved in their care on the neonatal unit.

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Caring for your baby

Being involved in your baby’s care while they are in hospital can really help you and your baby.

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