Tag: premature baby

What is newborn screening?

What is newborn screening?

Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth, but if the dis ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is it possible to stop preterm labor?

Is it possible to stop preterm labor?

This is a question we received recently through the March of Dimes website. Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnanc ...

Finding a pediatrician for your preemie

Finding a pediatrician to care for your baby after he leaves the NICU can seem like a daunting task.  Your baby has been cared for by experts in the f ...

In the NICU – How does C-PAP differ from a ventilator?

Some premature babies are put on C-PAP to help them breathe. Others are on a ventilator.  What’s the difference? In C-PAP (continuous positive airw ...