There is a lot going on in any NICU. Staff are busy doing their jobs, babies are crying, there are nervous moms, alarms, ventilators making sounds, beeping monitors, visitors, and multiple conversations. All of these distractions affect both your baby and you. Here’s what you should know about sleep and noise in the NICU.
Doctors have just told you that your newborn will need to be placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a bit. There are some issues they want to evaluate before you can bring your baby home. Don’t panic, as your little one will be in good hands. You want to be with your
Perhaps you weren’t expecting it, but here you are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with your preemie baby. There is a lot to digest, including breastfeeding in the NICU.
When your baby needs to be in the NICU immediatley after birth instead of being in their newly prepared nursery, this can be an emotional time for parents. Some parents feel like they can’t make a connection with their little one while in the hospital. This is a common complaint. However, there are other ways
Mothers have been cradling their infants to their chests for centuries, so kangaroo care is not an entirely new concept. It has helped soothe parents and babies for many years. Find out how kangaroo care can help your baby in the NICU.
If your newborn is deemed medically fragile, the care staff will most likely whisk your baby away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU. Even if you were expecting this, it is normal to feel stressed and scared.. There are many ways to participate in your infant’s care while in the NICU. This can
Nothing can compare to the feeling of transitioning newborns from the NICU to home. You are so gloriously happy to finally be bringing your precious new baby home from the hospital, and yet you might also be nervous about the transition. What if your baby gets sick without a doctor present? We’re here to tell
The NICU at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital is proud to receive the honor of the infant-drive feeding certification. They are the first NICU team in the country to receive this certification. WUSA9 was kind enough to feature this story on a segment called “Get Uplifted”. Join us in congratulating the whole NICU team and check
God blessed us with Baby Alexander on January 24, 2019 at just 26 weeks in gestation. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and despite his prematurity, we were optimistic that it would be just a matter of time before he would come home with us. But sometimes things just don’t go as planned… His first
Here’s a quick math lesson. 1 + 1 = ? TWO. That’s the answer, and it’s also how many little ones you’ll be having if you’re expecting twins. Although you may have expected that answer, you may not know exactly what to prepare for during and after your pregnancy, so here are a few tips!