IN THE NICU
Parenting in the NICU
Coping With the NICU Experience
Family & Friends
Leaving the NICU
Caring for Your Baby
Feeding Your Baby
As Your Child Grows
Grief & Loss
March of Dimes Helps
Once your baby is home, it's time to start enjoying the newest member of your family. Take time to just hold, play with and stroke your baby. Get to know her! And move forward from the NICU experience together.
Enjoying Your Baby
Once your baby is home, it's time to start enjoying the newest member of your family. Parents of a baby who needs special care may sometimes forget about her—and their—emotional needs.
If your baby has been in a NICU, talk to your baby's health care provider before you choose a type of child care. If your baby was very premature or had breathing difficulties, he could become quite sick from common illnesses.
Advocating for Your Child
One of your most important roles as a parent is to be your child's best and most assertive cheerleader. That's what an advocate is.
Making the NICU Experience a Part of Your Life
You may feel that your NICU experience has changed you forever and that you want to help others who will walk this road after you. Consider getting involved with the March of Dimes.
JUST ONE STORY
Our story began in October 2000 when we learned we were expecting twins in early June. Almost immediately the pregnancy was riddled with complications.
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