Dear Extended Family, Isolation Isn't About You

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is "How do you get your family to understand why isolation is important?" I also see variations of this question almost everyday in online preemie support communities.Preemie parents struggle to find balance. When our baby comes home from the NICU, we want to celebrate! We want to have everyone over to ohh and ahh over the tiny being. We want so badly to have a "normal" experience with our baby. But, we are also painfully aware of the risks involved....more