Preemie babies & NICU
Having a baby is an exciting time. When you have a baby born prematurely it can also be a frightening time, especially as it can be unexpected. Whilst there is so much joy to finally meet your baby(ies), there can be an underlying sense of worry during this time too. This is a difficult time for anyone in this situation.
If you have booked a newborn photo session and your baby is born prematurely, get in touch and when you have time, we can rearrange a more suitable time to photograph your newborn. The timing of the photo session depends on when you and your baby(ies) gets home and feels settled enough and I will happily work with you to figure this out (with advice from your medical team).
Bear in mind that the timing of the baby's developmental milestones will be different as they have been born prematurely. It is a good idea to look at their adjusted/corrected age to get a good sense of which milestones they should be hitting and when. Remember, they are all individual and all develop at their own pace! The Wonder Weeks is a great place to see what the baby's developmental milestones (and leaps) are.
If your baby spends a lot of time in NICU and you feel like you would like to document this, please get in touch. I can come in when you and your doctors and/or nurses think is best and capture some of the intimate details of your newborn's introduction into this world.