The Neonatal Nurse's Role in Parental Attachment in the NICUFranklin, Carol BSN, RNCCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: January-March 2006 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p 81–85 Article Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Parent/infant attachment or bonding is a naturally occurring event that begins during the prenatal period. The feelings of attachment strengthen when fetal movement is felt and grow stronger with parent/infant interaction after birth. Parents who have a newborn requiring intensive care can have a disruption or delay in this attachment process. Neonatal nurses are in a unique position to assess this process and intervene to promote attachment behaviors. Hemby Intensive Care Nursery, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC. Corresponding author: Carol Franklin, BSN, RNC, Hemby Intensive Care Nursery, Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 (e-mail: email@example.com.) © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.