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jennyburkholder's Avatar jennyburkholder 01:49 PM 05-10-2012

I’m Jenny, mother to 4 ½-year-old son, Henry, who was born a preemie at 34 weeks. Now, I’m a doctoral student at St. Mary’s University investigating mother’s activities in the NICU and the mother-infant relationship that develops for premature infants.


If you are the mother of a premature infant who was cared for in the NICU, I invite you to participate in my dissertation study. Participation involves a 20 minute, anonymous, online survey for those meeting criterion.


Your exploration of these topics may help researchers and mental health professionals better understand which NICU interventions are most strongly related to mother-to-infant attachment and educate NICU professionals and parents about the importance of these practices.


To begin the NICU & Attachment Survey, please select the link below or copy to your browser.


Jenny Burkholder, MA, LMFTA

Principal Investigator

Marriage & Family Therapy Doctoral Student

St. Mary’s University


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