State of New Jersey. Department of Health and Senior Services

perinatal mood disorders. speak up when you are down

When Your Baby Is in the NICU

moreAs you recover from the initial shock of a premature birth or the birth of a baby who needs specialized care - or both - you may find yourself experiencing an onslaught of emotions. These include: guilt, displaced anger, anticipatory grief and jealousy.

When Your Baby Dies

moreThe death of a baby violates our expectations. In addition, many people do not recognize the depth of the loss to the parents. The fact that the baby was in the womb or in the parents' arms for such a brief time adds to their pain and isolation.