Posts: NICU Life

Kangaroo Care: Give a Helping Hug

Kangaroo Care: Give a Helping Hug

We all remember the first time we held our baby. For some it was with in the first few moments after birth and for others it might not have been for a few days to weeks. For me it was three days – the longest three days ever. It was on that third day that one...
5 Reasons to do Kangaroo Care with Your Baby

5 Reasons to do Kangaroo Care with Your Baby

If you’re in the NICU, chances are your medical team will encourage you to participate in skin-to-skin care with your baby, also known as kangaroo care. Kangaroo care has many positive benefits for both parents and babies, could result in a shorter NICU stay,...
6 Reasons Your Baby Needs a Primary NICU Nurse

6 Reasons Your Baby Needs a Primary NICU Nurse

Are you a parent of a new baby that is likely to be in the NICU for a month or longer? Are you feeling helpless on how to support your son or daughter during their hour of greatest need? If your answers to the above questions are “yes,” then getting a primary NICU...
Understanding Neonatal Care & NICU Levels

Understanding Neonatal Care & NICU Levels

You’ve entered the world of preemie parenthood, and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame in which you didn’t plan to play. There are rules, lights, sounds, and lots of talks that might seem foreign to you. When parenting a preemie, learning all about...