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The disparate psychological and social support available for parents in UK tertiary-level neonatal units
  1. Jahangir Alam1,
  2. Susanne Ahlund1,
  3. Nandu K S Thalange2,
  4. Paul Clarke1
  1. 1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
  2. 2Jenny Lind Children's Department, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Clarke, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; paul.clarke{at}nnuh.nhs.uk

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The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a high-stress environment for parents and staff, and one where bereavement is commonplace. We and others have shown that mothers of very low birthweight infants have a high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety at 2–3 years postdelivery.1 2 …

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