When your baby is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be a stressful time. Life may seem like it's turned upside down. But hearing from other parents who've "been there" can help. Here's how some parents coped with their baby's NICU stay.
|Neonatal Jaundice This Web site contains information about jaundice, treatment options, and links.|
|American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.|
|A Primer on Preemies Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants and have many special needs that make their care different from that of other babies.|
|Managing Home Health Care When kids need intensive health care after they're discharged from the hospital, it's important that family and caregivers learn about the devices, equipment, and support they'll need.|
|Common Diagnoses in the NICU Learn about common NICU conditions, what causes them, how they're diagnosed, how they're treated, and how long babies might stay in the unit.|
|Meconium Aspiration Meconium aspiration can happen before, during, or after labor and delivery when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid. Although it can be serious, most cases are not.|
|Bonding With Your Baby Bonding, the intense attachment that develops between you and your baby, is completely natural. And it's probably one of the most pleasurable aspects of infant care.|
|Taking Your Preemie Home If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.|
|Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) For some newborns, the first few breaths of life may be more rapid and labored than normal because of a lung condition called transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).|
|When Your Baby's in the NICU The neonatal intensive care unit may seem like a foreign place, but understanding what goes on there can help reduce your fears. Here's how to familiarize yourself with the NICU.|
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