Here is a story to read and share to better understand the experience of the siblings during the hospitalization of a premature newborn in the neonatal unit.
An original idea by Phoukim Savanh, Marilyn Aita, Marjolaine Héon and Gwenaëlle De Clifford Faugère.
A tale dedicated to Charlotte, Laura and their parents for forever changing the way Phoukim supports families during hospitalization in the neonatal unit.
The arrival of a new member in a family requires older children to adapt to their new role as siblings. For children and parents, this adaptation can be more difficult when the premature newborn is hospitalized in the neonatal unit. A premature birth is an unexpected event for most families and can be very stressful.
The hospitalization of a premature newborn in the neonatal unit can cause emotional and behavioral changes to your children. They can be affected by the situation and your reactions.
They can be very affected by the changes caused by the hospitalization of a child in the family.
This site was created to help you better understand how siblings adapt to their new role as siblings, but also to the stressful situation of hospitalizing a premature newborn in the unit. neonatal. You will find information and courses of action to better help the older children in your family.
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