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What are some mistakes that can occur in the NICU?

There are many reasons a newborn may need to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  Some babies require days or weeks of intensive care.  During the neonatal period, babies are very fragile and must be closely monitored and carefully treated.  Even slight missteps in a baby’s medical care can have major effects…

Why do some babies go to the NICU?

Sometimes when babies are born, there are signs of brain, heart or lung problems.  Babies may have been born non-vigorous and limp, or had low Apgar scores, which can be a sign of many serious issues (including brain injury and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)).  Babies born prematurely or who had a difficult labor/delivery may need resuscitation if…