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Family Integrated Care to Improve Paternal Mental Health

A study conducted in the Netherlands examined the mental health of fathers of preterm infants after their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Responses of 126 fathers who were enrolled in integrated family care units (FICare) were compared to those of 137 fathers in standard neonatal care units (SNC). It is known that active participation in the care of their infants during NICU stay has a positive impact on maternal mental health…
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Born too small or too soon and the risk for developing psychiatric disorders

In their new publication, the Adults born Preterm International Collaboration (APIC) combined data from ten studies on the question whether individuals born very preterm and/or at very low birthweight have a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders later in life. Compared to individuals born full-term and/or at normal weight, they have a clearly higher risk for several disorders in the spectrum of psychiatry; however, absolute numbers are low in both groups. Does very preterm…
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The need for supporting the mental health of parents after preterm birth

How relationship satisfaction and emotional dependency positively affects the mental health of parents after preterm birth Ilknur Okay, President of our Turkish partner parent organisation El Bebek Gül Bebek and Chair Committee Member of GLANCE, has been pushing the topic of mental health in correlation with the burden of preterm birth forward for many years. Now the trained psychologist has, in collaboration with Çiğdem Yavuz Güler from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University, Istanbul,…
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New awareness week dedicated to mental health support for parents and families

The Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week is a new momentum to raise awareness for the impact on mental health that a stay at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has on the families of preterm or ill born babies. The aim of the first Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week from 15-21 April 2019 is dedicated to campaign for funded and planned mental health support for everyone who is involved in the neonatal pathway. Mental health support falls greatly behind in…
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