My Journey In the NICU to Postpartum Depression and To Health


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My Journey From the NICU to Postpartum Depression and Back to Health I was grieving a birth experience and suffering PTSD, but I believed I needed to do it all on my own. HealthyWomen Editors. My Journey From the NICU to Postpartum Depression and Back to Health I was grieving a birth experience and suffering PTSD, but I believed I needed to do it all on my. There are no hard and fast numbers, but studies have suggested that up to 70 percent of women whose babies spend time in the NICU experience some degree of postpartum depression, while up to one-quarter may experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s easy to see why.

These women’s babies are sick or premature — or both. Having a newborn child to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is stressful to parents. It would be easy to imagine that in this environment, women may be more vulnerable to postpartum depression (PPD). A recent study assessed the incidence of PPD in a total of 131 mothers with infants admitted to the NICU. My Journey From the NICU to Postpartum Depression and Back to Health I was grieving a birth experience and suffering PTSD, but I believed I needed to do it all on my.

We provide a screening tool used to help detect postpartum depression to every mom in our unit after their child has been in the NICU for 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions about the screening, please contact one of our social workers or your discharge coordinator. ve care unit in the south-central region of the United States completed the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale 2 weeks postpartum.

Both samples were similar in race and education level but differed according to marital status. DESIGN: Study 1 was retrospective and descriptive, whereas study 2 was prospective and descriptive. METHODS: In study 1, confirmatory factor.

Having a newborn child in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is understandably stressful. Previous studies have demonstrated that mothers in this setting are at increased risk for postpartum depression (PPD).. In addition, a recent study indicates that rates of post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) are also very high in this population.. Given the significant prevalence of PPD in. What Preemie Fathers Need to Know About Postpartum Depression Fathers are not immune to the effects of postpartum depression — one Australian study found that in cases of “extremely small” premature babies (born at 30 weeks or less), dads had 11 times the depression risk, compared to fathers of full-term babies.

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For further details on treatment of postpartum depression, see Chapter 21 in Maternal-Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines.

“Obstetric Evidence Based Guidelines” by Vincenzo Berghella
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by Vincenzo Berghella
CRC Press, 2017

Women whose infants are in a NICU should be assessed for postpartum depression during visits to their infants.

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from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

A fourto five-day postpartum hospital stay to ensure adequate sleep after the baby is born may also be useful in preventing a severe depression or psychotic episode (Steiner, Fairman, Jansen, & Casey, 2002).

“Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient” by Barry S. Fogel, Donna B. Greenberg
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by Barry S. Fogel, Donna B. Greenberg
Oxford University Press, 2015

There is no shame in getting treatment for postpartum depression—it’s the wisest thing to do for you and your little girl.

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by Cheri Fuller
Baker Publishing Group, 2015

Interventions that may help prevent postpartum depression include interprsonal psychotherapy, regular physical activity, improving or developing a social support system, and arranging to obtain sufficient sleep postpartum.153,154 Many of these behaviors can be fostered prior to or during pregnancy.

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by Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018

Every mum (even those seasoned pros you doubtless eye with envy) feels in over her head in those early weeks, especially when postpartum exhaustion – teamed with nightly sleep deprivation and the recovery from childbirth – is taking its toll on her, body and soul.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

While not a true disorder, postpartum blues respond well to support, reassurance, and adequate sleep and resolve by week 3 postpartum.

“Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols, Second Edition” by Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Donna LaFontaine, MD, FACOG
from Obstetric Triage and Emergency Care Protocols, Second Edition
by Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Donna LaFontaine, MD, FACOG
Springer Publishing Company, 2017

Interpersonal psychotherapy for antenatal and postpartum depression.

“Berek & Novak's Gynecology” by Jonathan S. Berek
from Berek & Novak’s Gynecology
by Jonathan S. Berek
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2019

What therapy did you use for postnatal depression?

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IGI Global, 2019

Postpartum depression is characterized by extreme sadness and anxiety as well as physical exhaustion that can make it difficult for a new mother to care for her newborn child.8

“Psychosocial Occupational Therapy E-Book” by Nancy Carson
from Psychosocial Occupational Therapy E-Book
by Nancy Carson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • I don’t know your journey, this is the first time I’m seeing one of your videos. But I know how you feel. My baby was in nicu for 83 days. Its the hardest thing in the world and no one prepares you. You got this.

  • Why is your boyfriend/husband being an ass?! ‘It’s only 10ml bro’ Omg that pisses me off to no end! Let’s see his body go through what yours did!!! I dont even have kids and that just hit me the wrong way.

  • im learning so much from you before i have kids. I really love educating myself first before popping one out. lol… thank you so much for these videos

  • Oh girl thanks for showing your true emotions.. i don’t think people know the struggle… my baby didn’t have to stay right away but I had to take him in at 4 days old for jaundice and j had the same emotions… i wish I would have recorded but I didn’t

  • Thank you for sharing, I’m going thru it for the third time and feel like, this is the longest it’s lasted (11) months, it’s never going to lift.

  • Oh girl, I cried with you throughout this whole video! You are so brave to document this incredibly trying time for you and your beautiful family and thank you for doing it! It’s so important for other mothers to know what they’re feeling is valid! Can’t wait to see the 2nd part to this and watch you take that beautiful boy home!

  • Thank you for sharing this part of your journey. Im due in Oct with my first, a boy! It is helpful to watch these videos so I can be more prepared bc like you said, they dont tell you all this stuff that can happen and what it will be like. I pray things are better for you and baby boy now!

  • I went through the mommy blues with the birth of my son, and I’m pregnant again I pray that I don’t get the mommy blues again. It was a very difficult time for me. I’m glad that you shared your story, you are not alone.

  • I just discovered you today because I was looking for a really good neonatal assessment and this was probably the most in depth that I have found! Thank you so much! Currently not going to clinicals for OB because of COVID-19 so I’m living my hands on education through Youtube videos.:(

  • Baby Piper is such a cutie pie! My favorite is the babinski. I was obsessed with seeing my niece’s reflex when she was younger. What a great video! ☺️

  • Moro reflex is mine too, Its just so funny! I also love the rooting reflex especially when they suck on your face or chin. LOL its so precious!

  • Loved your video..I really appreciate your effort to help everyone in your busy schedule..Both Avery and Piper are cute kids..Love them a lot..����..Don’t worry about rude comments..

  • This was a great video, good refresher. I did a ton of newborn assessments when I was an L&D nurse. Could you a video on adult assessment?��

  • Hi Liz

    Awesome video. This is so helpful when I’m involved in a high risk delivery and need to perform the newborn assessment.

    Piper is such a great patient if only all babies would be a cooperative as she demonstrated.

    Piper is super cute and you are going such a fabulous job with her and Avery.

    Thanks for sharing ��.

  • Hi nurse Liz so I am also interested in being a cardiac pediatric nurse and I was wondering what are the chances of you getting to do that right after nursing school. Does having an EMT license and working as an EMT help to speed up that process?

  • Just watched last two of tour videos. Your are an amazing momma! I am expecting my second in about a month. I am so nervous. Definitely understand all your emotions. Your not alone��

  • Thanks for the video and tips! Moro reflex also makes me laugh, but I did feel bad anytime we accidentally triggered it in my daughter!
    What otoscope/ophthalmoscope do you have/do you recommend for NP school?

  • I’m working on fetal newborn assessment in clinical now and this is beyond helpful (and adorable). Thank you for the awesome walkthrough!

  • Hahaha I love this video. My husband is in med school and the first month we brought our newborn baby home, he kept checking for all the reflexes, listening to the bowel sounds, and etc lol this video reminds me of that time! ��

  • This was great. What a perfect little patient! She looks so content. You can tell that she is both loved and well taken care of. ��☺

  • I know this wasn’t ment to be funny, but it gave me flashbacks to earning my RN-BSN. I had to video tape myself performing an assessment and I chose my 6 week old daughter.