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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?

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a hospital unit that specializes in caring for babies who are born prematurely, require extra monitoring, or are sick/injured. Babies may need to spend time in the NICU if they are showing indications of potential brain, heart, or lung problems. These signs include, among other things, a lack…