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

Concerned team of nurses in the intensive neonatal care unit looking at a premature newborn in an incubator while holding his medical chart on a clipboard.

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick

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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 ever has to be separated due to being preterm, having health complications, or for 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 so this too can be scary. But it doesn’t… Read More

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the greatest days of a parent’s life. However, if that newborn child ever has to be separated due to being preterm, having health complications, or for 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 so this too can 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 to check out this book:

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