Celebrating your NICU Journey

  How our NICU bedside program is different from all the rest

Your Preemie’s Special Language

  The womb is a warm, dark, and cozy home where the baby spends their days and nights curled up with arms and legs tucked in and flexed. Sounds of the mother’s heartbeat are rhythmic and soothing while the outside world sounds are muffled and muted. Boundaries are formed by the uterine walls, and the […]

Confessions of a Preemie

  How am I different from a full term baby? Before I was born I was growing in my warm, dark, and comfortable home. I heard the sounds of my mother’s rhythmic heart beating, her rumbling belly, and bowel sounds thundering in the distance. I could hear her soft gentle voice muffled by the thick […]

The Profile of a Preemie: The Senses and Your Premature Baby

  When a baby is born prematurely their sensory organs are not fully developed and must continue to grow and mature in a foreign world outside the womb. It is important to understand what is happening with your preemie’s senses based on their gestational age, what to expect, and what you can do to help […]

The Importance of Sleep and the Premature Baby

  Lying on her left side, her knees tucked up and close to her chest. Her arms midline with hands curled slightly under her chin. Her little head adorned with a pale pink knit cap, keeping her warm. Her eyes sealed tightly closed have only opened a brief few times. Wires draped from her small […]