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Coping with your baby’s stay in the NICU

Posted by Sarah Eisenbraun on Sep 23, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Becoming a new parent can sometimes be overwhelming enough on its own, but when your baby is admitted to the NICU immediately following birth, it can be difficult to cope with the idea that your newborn is facing a serious health condition.

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Which babies need care in the NICU?

Posted by Sarah Eisenbraun on Sep 16, 2013 6:39:00 AM

In a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), babies can be admitted for any one of several reasons, including premature birth, breathing problems, infections, and birth defects that can range from problems with the heart, metabolism, and structural systems.

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15 important facts about neonatal intensive care units [infographic]

Posted by Laurie Healey on Sep 13, 2013 7:07:00 AM

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is an intensive care nursery for newborns who require special attention immediately following birth. At Shawnee Mission Medical Center, our NICU is staffed by neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners from Children’s Mercy, who can provide the highest level of care for your newborn.

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What is neonatal intensive care?

Posted by Laurie Healey on Sep 6, 2013 7:59:00 AM

A neonatal intensive care unit, also known as a NICU, is a place infants may go if they are born prematurely or experience certain difficulties at the time of delivery. Although having your baby sent to the NICU may seem like a scary concept at first, you can rest assured that your infant will receive specialized care from health professionals experienced in neonatal care.

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