“When we got home, everything hit me like a tonne of bricks, I had a nervous breakdown. I was a shell of my former self, I was just ‘functioning’, I wasn’t bonding with my baby, I was a mess.”
We know when the roller coaster of the NICU is over and you’re home, often as things settle, parents find that the trauma creeps up on them.
It’s not just parents it affects either, it can be grandparents, siblings, aunties and uncles, anyone who has spent time with the family on the neonatal journey can be traumatised.
We understand how upsetting flashbacks and triggers can become, anxiety can take over, and parents can feel isolated.
Our motto and ethos is ‘We’ve got you’, and we are here for families at any point after discharge.
Which is why, with our counsellor Karen we offer support and a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings and emotions around your experience of the neonatal unit.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and refer in to Leo’s. You can do it online here.