Having a baby in Special Care is an emotional, challenging experience. You may be shocked by your baby’s size and appearance. You may feel sad and worried one day, hopeful and positive the next. Your baby might require many medical interventions which are distressing and difficult to experience as parents. Your baby may be improving one day and having a setback the next.
It can sometimes feel very difficult to relate to other parents, including your own friends or family.
BIBS recognises the need for parents to feel there is someone professional and objective to talk with, in addition to Buscot’s medical staff, who understands.
BIBS fully funds a Family Support Practitioner who attends the unit three times a week to support parents and families during this difficult stage in their lives. This fully qualified postnatal practitioner has many years’ experience supporting new parents and can listen and support you as you go through your time in the Unit and also as you learn about feeding your baby.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 1pm.
The drop-in takes the format of either meeting up in the Family room for the opportunity to talk through your experiences and concerns with other parents in a supportive and understanding gathering.
Alternatively, should you wish to remain with your baby the Family Support Practitioner can sit with you by your baby’s bedside to give you some time to chat and be listened to. The three sessions a week are free of charge to parents and families.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Family Support Practitioner:
BIBS Family Support Practitioner
Telephone: 07969 788 349