Children's Health and Wellness

Caring for Babies in the NICU

Ten to 15 percent of all newborn babies require care in a NICU, and giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent. Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the NICU can be overwhelming. This information is provided to help you understand some of the problems of sick and premature babies. You will also find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of your baby.

Online Source: March of Dimeshttp://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/29510.asp
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Bass, Pat MD
Date Last Reviewed: 7/12/2011
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