Inside the NICU: When the Parent Becomes the Patient

Close up of doctor's hands holding a newborn in the NICU

The Brigham’s new multidisciplinary Parent Mental Health Program, created by Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and Leena P. Mittal, MD, is designed to provide timely and consistent mental health services for parents and caregivers of infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Both Types of Liquid Human Milk Fortifier Promote Growth of Very-Low-Birthweight Infants

Newborn baby in NICU

Brigham researchers recently confirmed that administration of acidified human milk fortifier is associated with higher incidence of metabolic acidosis in the first weeks of life for very-low-birthweight infants, but the type of fortifier was not an important determinant of growth during the NICU stay.

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Research Offers Insight into Option for Vaginal Versus Cesarean Delivery for Twins

In the face of rising Cesarean section rates – including nearly all twin births, obstetrician Daniela Anne Carusi, MD, MSc, and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) questioned whether Cesarean delivery was warranted for all twins.

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Comprehensive NICU Follow-Up Program Addresses Patient Needs, Fosters Innovation

The multidisciplinary NICU Follow-Up Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital now provides close, frequent monitoring and needed services including care for neurological development to ensure that children thriving and meeting developmental milestones. Additionally, specialists in the Program help parents navigate a transition to continued care after their baby leaves the hospital.

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Infant Brain Monitoring Brings NICU Care to New Level

In the newly expanded NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), advanced monitoring of newborn brain activity and oxygen saturation in the brain tissue provides optimal care and protection.

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