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The NICU Basics

Many parents know little about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) until they are involuntarily introduced to a new world that their premature baby needs to survive. Here we have put together a few articles that lay out the NICU basics for families that need more information to navigate through this challenging time.

This article is helpful to learn more about the levels of NICU care and the staff members you may come into contact with during your baby’s time in the NICU.

http://preemies.about.com/od/allaboutthenicu/a/NICUPart1.htm

This article gives basic NICU information and history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonatal_intensive_care_unit

This article outlines some common conditions that are diagnosed and treated in the NICU.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/inthenicu_conditions.html

This site has several pages and articles to help NICU parents; from questions to ask your neonatologist to bonding with your preemie.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/nicu_caring.html

This article provides insight into the average cost of a NICU stay.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8633874_average-cost-stay-nicu.html

 

 

 

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