Here’s an article by Kayla Aimee, author of the recently published “Anchored” about the stress of being in the NICU and seeing her child’s hair being shaved so a catheter can be put in to her scalp.

Here’s an excerpt:

She weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces, a whole pound up from her birth weight, when they shaved a portion of her head to insert an IV. In my anxiety, I subconsciously twisted a strand of hair around my fingers and it pulled free from my scalp because of the stress and all those postpartum hormones. But then I reached up again and tugged, painfully and purposefully.

It didn’t take long before we each had a small, round bare spot nestled in our hair, me and her. I meant to and I didn’t mean to, all at the same time.

Read the rest on Huffington Post.