Visiting a Preterm Newborn


What is NICU?

A NICU, or neonatal intensive care unit, is a specialized unit within a hospital that provides intensive care for newborn babies who need extra medical attention. These babies may have been born prematurely, have low birth weight, have difficulty breathing, or have other medical issues that require specialized care. The level of care provided in a NICU can vary depending on the needs of the baby, with some NICUs providing basic care for stable babies, while others offer advanced care for critically ill newborns. The goal of a NICU is to provide specialized care and support to help babies grow and develop so that they can eventually go home with their families.

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