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NICU P.E.A.S. Group

NICU P.E.A.S. (Parent Encouragement and Support) Group is a parent peer support group for the parents of premature or ill newborns. The group enables parents of NICU babies to talk and share their feelings with a "support parent" who has been in a similar situation.

A support parent visits the parents of a preemie or sick newborn to provide needed emotional support during the mother's hospital stay. The support parents and nursing staff combine efforts to help parents cope and maintain healthy attitudes to nurture their newborns during the hospital stay.

This group is made possible by a grant from the March of Dimes Greater Kentucky Chapter.