What a NICU Occupational Therapist Wants Parents to Know – Podcast Ep 40

What a NICU Occupational Therapist Wants Parents to Know – Podcast Ep 40

We're chatting with Dr. Aimee Ketchum, a NICU occupational therapist, about everything parents need to know about babies in the NICU.

Published September 1, 2020

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

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Welcoming a child into the world is one of the greatest days of a parent’s life. However, if that newborn child has to be separated due to being preterm, having health complications, or other reasons, that separation can be scary for parents. If the baby needs more medical attention, they are taken to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Most parents are unfamiliar with NICUs, which can also be scary. But it doesn’t have to be.

Today’s episode is about the NICU and what parents need to know if their new baby ever has to go there. As a NICU occupational therapist for years, Dr. Aimee Ketchum is breaking it all down for us and giving us parents all the details.

Dr. Ketchum mentioned during our episode that if you are interested in learning more about the history of NICUs and premature birth, check out this book:

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