Having a preemie baby can feel overwhelming. By the time you get used to one aspect of your baby's care, there's a new milestone or something new to worry about. In this first lesson, we'll take you on a tour of the NICU, talk about coping with prematurity, and look at when you'll be able to take your baby home.
Introduction to the NICU: From definitions of levels of NICU care to an introduction to the types of staff you'll find in the NICU, this article will help new parents navigate the NICU world.
NICU Equipment and Procedures: The sights and sounds of the typical NICU can easily overwhelm parents. Learn about the equipment that a baby in the NICU might need and the procedures that are often used.
Coping With Having a Premature Baby: Having a premature baby is one of the greatest challenges a parent can face. Coping with the huge mix of emotions that parenting a premature baby causes is no easy task.
When Can My Baby Come Home from the NICU?: "When can I bring my baby home?" is one of the first questions that parents of preemies usually ask. The answer depends on how early your preemie was, how many complications of prematurity your preemie has to overcome, and policies in your individual NICU.
Readers' Stories - Bringing Baby Home from the NICU: Share your story about bringing your preemie home from the NICU, and read others' stories about their babies' homecomings.