Tag: NICU

Getting ready for discharge from the NICU

Getting ready for discharge from the NICU

In general, your premature baby will be ready to go home around her due date. But your baby will have to reach certain milestones first. Her vital sig ...
How does buying diapers support the March of Dimes?

How does buying diapers support the March of Dimes?

Today’s guest post is written by Natalie Diaz, preemie mom, bestselling author of “What To Do When You’re Having Two” and founder of Twiniversity. Rea ...
NICU dad x 2 – the story of Jack and Josie

NICU dad x 2 – the story of Jack and Josie

If there is one father who can talk about being a NICU dad, it is Kyle Daddio. His son, Jack, was born at 26 weeks, more than 3 months prematurely. ...
Thank you to all nurses!

Thank you to all nurses!

If your baby was in the NICU, you most likely spent a great deal of time with her team of nurses. Likewise, if you had a difficult pregnancy, a nurse ...
Why reading aloud to your baby is so important

Why reading aloud to your baby is so important

Did you know that reading to your baby helps promote language skills? Science has shown that reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, speech, and ...
Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

Is breastfeeding a preemie different than a full term baby?

The answer is yes. You’ve probably spent the last few months anxiously getting ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ve probably also thought about an ...
Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

If you’re the parent of a baby born prematurely, you know the stress and anxiety that is a part of having your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care uni ...
Helping your baby thrive in the NICU

Helping your baby thrive in the NICU

This video clip contains great information on nurturing your baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In the video, real NICU parents describe ...
What if my baby needs surgery?

What if my baby needs surgery?

The idea of surgery is scary for anyone. But learning your premature baby needs to have surgery can be terrifying. Learning what you can expect may ma ...
Respiratory Therapists help babies and families breathe easier

Respiratory Therapists help babies and families breathe easier

If your baby is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be nerve wracking to see him hooked up to machines, especially if he is having diff ...