Welcome to Your Connection Point for Your NICU Journey
Having your newborn child spend any time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be overwhelming and stressful, especially after you’ve waited so long to meet your little one. It triggers many questions, and oftentimes it’s challenging to access specific information.
We Believe in the Power of Connections
NICU Connections provides you with resources and educational materials to help ease anxiety during this time of mixed joy and uncertainty. The resources on this site are also designed to facilitate connections with your medical team and other families who may be on the same journey or who have been down a similar path with their NICU graduates.
Click below to learn more about the resources here for you.
Understanding Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Did you know that respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is the most common condition among premature infants admitted into the NICU?1
What to Expect When
Your Baby Is in the NICU
Nothing can fully prepare parents to leave their newborn in the NICU, and visiting a NICU for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. Understanding the NICU care team and their individual roles, some of the equipment, and the most common terms you may hear in the NICU may help.
Talking to Your Family
We know it can be difficult for parents to adjust to their baby staying in the NICU. It can be even more difficult to try to understand their baby’s condition and then explain it to other family members, especially children. We have developed a set of resources designed to orient you with the NICU and help you along the NICU journey.
Chiesi Is by Your Side
This site is brought to you by Chiesi. Chiesi works diligently toward research and development of treatments for neonatal conditions.
- Yadav S, Lee B, Kamity R. Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome. [Updated July 31, 2021]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island: StatPearls Publishing; 2022.