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In the NICU - Neonatal Care

Medical Care

There are lots of new words in the NICU. Being familiar with the words and concepts around neonatal care will help you to feel involved in your baby’s care. The more informed you are, the better you will understand what is happening to your baby.

Babies who are born preterm or who are unwell often need complex, technical, medical and nursing care. It can be hard to understand all of the new words.

This section will help you to understand the medical conditions that your baby may have and the equipment that we use to help care for your baby.

Becoming familiar with these new words will help you to feel part of your baby’s care. Use this section as a reference to help you to understand the conditions, equipment, procedures and tests specific to your baby.