Holding my extreme preemie for the very first time

“When you have a newborn baby and your arms are empty for days afterward, it’s just horrible.” Sara Martel spent six years studying how parents grieve pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death. Then, she went into labour at 28 weeks. She was unable to hold her son for several days after he was born. Once his levels look good, the nurses helped navigate all the wires and placed her extreme preemie into her arms.

By Today's Parent
This article was originally published on Aug 13, 2017

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