The number one, overarching, energy sucking thing about being a preemie parent is the stress. Stress is a battle for everyone in the human population. It’s talked about, therapied about, a huge industry centered solely around making this monster smaller, but like so many things in the preemie world stress is different in the NICU. It is constant. It's one variable is intensity, which can rise exponentially at any moment.
To combat this Goliath:
There are 5 Things I Wish I Had to Destress in the NICU, six years ago:
1) Adult Coloring Books
3) A Meditation App
4) Essential Oils
5) DBT Skills
3) A Meditation App: These can be found with a simple search of the app store. They have various features, such as meditation series, & different categories such as anxiety and sleep. They also have meditations of different lengths, and by different people, so you can try different styles.
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