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March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

Being a parent in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) can bring a mix of emotions, like fear, loneliness and anxiety. It can leave ...
Getting your other children ready for a visit to the NICU

Getting your other children ready for a visit to the NICU

If your baby is in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) and you have other children, you may wonder about how to get them ready to meet their new br ...
Taking care of yourself while your baby is in the NICU

Taking care of yourself while your baby is in the NICU

Having a baby in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) can be very stressful for you and your family. There’s so much you need to lea ...
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 ...
Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity is an abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye. It mainly affects babies weighing about 2¾ pounds (1250 grams) or who ar ...
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)

Necrotizing enterocoloitis, also known as NEC, is a condition of the intestinal tract that almost only affects premature babies. It often begins 2 or ...
March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program offers services to thousands of families every year

March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program offers services to thousands of families every year

Now in its 14th year, this unique program offers comfort, support and information to families who have a baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care uni ...
The NICU–what you need to know

The NICU–what you need to know

Having a baby admitted to the NICU can be frightening and confusing. There is a lot of information to learn and understand very quickly. It is easy to ...
Honoring parents with angel babies

Honoring parents with angel babies

The loss of a baby is heart wrenching.  As today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, I want to take a moment to honor those parents who have a ...
BRACE yourself – The ShareUnion message

BRACE yourself – The ShareUnion message

BRACE yourself for your new normal. This is the acronym that keynote speaker Kevin Bracy imparted to dozens of women at the 10th annual ShareUnion in ...