Having a baby in the NICU can bring a wave of mixed emotions. You may feel sad, angry and overwhelmed at the same time. Being around unfamiliar equipment, hearing the sound of machines beeping and seeing your baby in this space can be unsettling moments for a new mom.
Most likely you have lots of questions and concerns. But you don’t have to go it alone. We’ve created the March of Dimes My NICU Baby App to provide answers, tools and support so you can focus on your baby. You can learn about NICU staff, policies, equipment and terminology at your own pace and on your own schedule. The app is developed and designed by experts to help you advocate for the best care for your baby. And now it’s available in Spanish: Mi Bebé en NICU.
The answers and tools you’re looking for are now available at your fingertips:
- Get tips and helpful information to care for your baby in the NICU and at home
- Track breastfeeding sessions and baby’s weight.
- Track breast pumping and kangaroo care.
- Take photos and add filters.
- Connect with other families with similar experiences.
- Create a customizable checklist to prepare to take your baby home.
We want to bring you support in your NICU journey.
March of Dimes helps moms and families through every stage of pregnancy and throughout the NICU journey. It’s what we do. My NICU Baby App is available whenever you need it to provide peace of mind, support and information. It can help you cope with your baby’s early birth, complications like birth defects and other issues that may affect a baby in the NICU. See this flyer for more information.
To learn more about your baby’s care in and after the NICU, visit marchofdimes.org.