- •Prematurity represents the leading cause of death in first weeks of life.
- •Parents face hard-hitting challenges and NICU may represent a place where their expectations are dashed.
- •Literature on prematurity is limited to distinct perspectives, leaving out the involved actors' process.
- •A Grounded Theory has been conceptualized to explain the parents and professionals' process around prematurity.
- •This study may improve perinatal care by suggesting integrating professionals into the family systems.
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