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CHKD is home to the region’s largest and most sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit, certified by the state as a subspecialty nursery. We provide intensive care for high-risk, critically-ill neonates and care for approximately 500 babies a year.
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    NICU Holidays Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    Surviving the Holidays in the NICU

    Here you are in the NICU, and chances are good that you can quickly think of at least a dozen places you’d rather spend the upcoming holidays. Read full post>>

    NICU Mom and baby Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    What Can I Do To Help My NICU Baby?

    Mothers of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit are often caught off guard by the turn of events. There are some specific things they can do to better involve themselves with the ongoing care of their child, though. Read full post>>

    NICU Hug Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Do's and Don'ts For the Friends and Families of NICU Parents

    You have probably found that it can be hard to know what to say during this difficult time. The following list of Do’s and Don’ts was created by parents of CHKD NICU graduates. Read full post>>

    NICU Social Security Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Is Your Baby Eligible for Social Security or Medicaid?

    All babies who have a low birth weight (1199 grams or less) are eligible for Social Security (SSI) and Medicaid benefits through the Low Birth Weight Program. Read full post>>

    NICU Reading to Baby Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Reading in the NICU and Beyond

    There are many benefits associated with reading to babies, toddlers, and children. Read full post>>

    NICU Journal Keeping Small Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Documenting Your Child’s NICU Journey

    Many parents find writing to be very therapeutic. Whether writing updates for loved ones or jotting down personal thoughts, these ideas can end up becoming a written version of your child’s story. Read full post>>