Who helps NICU parents? Vicki’s story

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Who helps NICU parents? Vicki’s story

Season 4 Episode 5

Vicki is a young woman on a mission. Having experienced life on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after the birth of her first son, she’s determined to push for better mental health provision for parents in similar situations. Vicki struggled with the shock and her mental health suffered, all whilst trying to care for a young baby with significant health problems. She talks openly about the experience for her, son Elijah and partner Greg.

As always, this week’s backstory is followed by backchat in which Claire and Suzy talk about the pros and cons of blogging and why getting the right therapy is so important, as well as our regular podcast recommendation.

Help and information:

Bliss – for babies born premature or sick bliss.org.uk

Samaritans 24 hours a day, free and confidential call 116 123

Vicki’s blog can be found here.

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