Winter Editor's Letter
In this issue you’ll find a piece titled “What New Moms Need to Know.” In the article, writer Stephanie Loux says, “Becoming a mother is synonymous to becoming a worrier.” Reading that brought back memories of when I brought my older home from the hospital. After the visitors had waned, my mom had left and Ty had gone back to work, it was just me and Tori at home together. And I was worried! I very much remember thinking to myself, “Well, what do I do now?” Good news! I figured it out and I’m not still staring at a baby wondering what to do with her. Full disclosure: I’m now staring at that same child who has become a teen, thinking more along the lines of “How do I handle this situation?” The issues are different, but the feelings and the worry I have are the same.
Although no one ever wants her newborn child to be in the neonatal intensive care unit, it’s a reality many face. In this issue of KC Baby & Maternity, we shine a light on the NICU. Sarah Lyons, an Olathe mom who’s had first-hand experience with having a child in the NICU, shares common feelings NICU parents may experience. I hope her words bring comfort to those of you finding yourselves in a similar situation.
Have you checked out our new Hospital Labor and Delivery Guide? You’ll find it both here in print and online at KCParent.com. It’s a great way to help you decide the best place to deliver your bundle of joy. My best tip: Be sure to take a tour of places you’re considering and take full advantage of all classes offered.
Enjoy snuggling up with your little ones, Kansas City!