Giving birth to a baby pre-term can lead to all kinds of challenges for parents.
Leaving the hospital without your baby being one.
The stress and anxiety of seeing them in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is another.
Not being able to touch them.
Now research has shown that the parents of premmie babies are more likely to suffer from postnatal depression than their counterparts with full-term babies.
Melinda Cruz is the founder of the Miracle Babies Foundation and a mother who had three babies in NICU.
She explains what it was like having babies in NICU, and what parents in this situation really need.