NICU: Specialized Care for Premature and Sick Babies

When Babies Need to go to the NICU
When babies are born early and have health problems or a difficult birth, they may need to stay in the hospital's NICU. NICU stands for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Babies in NICU get care from a team of experts. Click the link below for more information
Support Programs for Parents with a Child in the NICU
The March of Dimes provides specialized support to families with a baby in the NICU. This program was started to improve families' experiences in NICU. Their services focus on: educating NICU families, educating hospital staff and improving the overall NICU experience. Click the link below for more information.
Birth Defects and Your Baby
Birth defects are structural changes that are present at birth. They can cause problems in overall health and affect how the body develops and works. They may range from mild to serious conditions. Birth defects may be diagnosed in a baby during pregnancy or after birth. There are things that can be done before and during pregnancy to help reduce your risk of having a baby with a birth defect. If your baby has a birth defect, they may need specialized medical care. Click the link below for more information.
The Different Types of Medical Specialists in the NICU
There are many different medical specialists that work in a NICU. Click on the link below to learn more about the specialists that help care for babies in the NICU.