Parental Emotions when your baby is born unwell or premature with @sarra.hoy and PMHP member @eviecanavan

As part of our @perinatalmhpartnership UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week , Eve will be chatting with Lady Sarra Hoy about the emotions that parents can experience when their baby is born unwell or premature.

Our friends at the charity @blisscharity estimate that every year, over 100,000 babies are cared for in neonatal units in the UK because they have either been born prematurely (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), or full term (after 37 weeks) but sick.

This means that around 1 in 7 babies born in the UK are admitted to a neonatal unit each year.

Sarra is an ambassador for the wonderful @blisscharity and she and her husband Sir Chris Hoy MBE ,are parents to Callum , who was born prematurely at 29 weeks and was in neonatal intensive care with Callum for 60 days.

We know that having a baby on a neonatal unit can be an isolating and lonely experience, and parents can go through a vast range of emotions.

We will discuss this with Sarra and also advise on the hugely important work of Bliss, who provide information, advice and emotional support, both on the neonatal unit itself and beyond.


Published by evecanavan

Postpartum Psychosis survivor. Maternal Mental Health Warrior. Mother to wild child, mouth of a sailor and hips from butterville. Coordinator of the UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness week.

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