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As our community faces a new and novel virus we need to be prepared - not just for the virus but to address people's anxieties and fears

One of the most important things we can do as providers and advocates is to empower people with information.


When we all have the facts it's easier to make informed decisions.


We can help address anxieties and fears by:


  • acknowledging that everyone's concerns are valid

  • sharing our own experiences and reactions

  • explaining proven public health responses

  • promoting the evidence 

  • dispelling the myths

  • modelling healthy behaviors


Use the resources listed here to support your efforts. 


  • Por favor, ayúdenos a traducir estos recursos.

  • لطفا در ترجمه این منابع به ما کمک کنید.

  • Alraja' musaeadatana fi tarjamat hadhih almawarid.

  • Kirapā karakē inhāṁ sarōtāṁ dā anuvāda karana vica sāḍī sahā'itā karō.

  • Thov pab peb txhais cov peev txheej no.

  • Hãy giúp chúng tôi dịch các tài nguyên này.

  • 이 자료를 번역하도록 도와주세요.


COVID-19 and
Shared Decision-Making

Mothers with COVID-19 and Their Newborn Infants

A joint position statement published with the

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).

Parents with COVID-19 and Their Newborn Infants

Download a version that uses inclusive language.

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In the NICU, Parents Are Essential Caregivers Too


A Consensus Statement on Family-Presence in NICUs published with the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Family Presence in the NICU

Emerging Evidence

  • The Impact of Restrictive Family Presence Policies in Response to COVID-19 on Family Integrated Care in the NICU: A Qualitative Study download

  • Parents' pandemic NICU experience in the United States: a qualitative study download

  • Starting parenting in isolation a qualitative user-initiated study of parents' experiences with hospitalization in Neonatal Intensive Care units during the COVID-19 pandemic download

Resources from the
National Network of NICU Psychologists (NNNP)

Learn more about the essential role of

mental health professionals in the NICU and beyond.

And support their work.

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