5.1 Theme 1: Participant experienced support from nurses, doctors and their relatives.

5.1.1 Sub-theme: spiritual support

5.1.2 Sub-theme: Emotional support

5.2 Theme 2: Participants expressed different emotions regarding the hospitalisation of their LBW babies.

5.2.1 Sub-theme: fear and worries

5.2.2 Sub-theme: shock and sadness

5.3 Theme 3: Participants experience challenges during the care of their LBW babies.

5.3.1 Sub-theme: feeding of the baby

5.3.2 Sub-theme: financial burden

5.4 Theme 4: Participants expressed desperate wishes for their babies.

5.4.1 Sub-theme: baby’s speedy growth