Dad proposes to mom in NICU after spending 10 months there with baby
Dad proposes to mom in NICU after spending 10 months there with baby Teon Kennedy planned to propose at his girlfriend Martine's baby shower, but when their daughter came early, that didn't happen. After spending 10 months in the NICU at New York-Presbyterian Hospital with their baby girl, the staff there became like family. So, Teon thought there was no better group to help him finally pop the question.cbsnews.com
PHOTOS: Santa’s littlest helpers at Baptist Health System’s NICU are ready for Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner, Santa’s littlest helpers at Baptist Health System’s NICU are ready to celebrate in style! SAN ANTONIO – With Christmas just around the corner, Santa’s littlest helpers at Baptist Health System’s NICU are ready to celebrate in style! Santa's littlest helpers are getting ready for Christmas! “From all of us at Baptist, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to these precious little ones and their families!” BHS said on its Facebook page. RELATED: NICU babies at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio dress up for their first Halloween
Families with NICU babies face extra stress, isolation during COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Families with babies in neonatal intensive care unit already know the stress of isolation, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for parents of preemies . “You’re already dealing with the stress of the NICU life, then all of a sudden you have a pandemic happen, and it’s just a double whammy” Bollig said. However, University and Christi’s hospitals are still only allowing one parent/caregiver to visit the NICU at a time. Some hospitals like University are using extra technology to help enhance communication with NICU babies during the pandemic. During NICU Awareness Month, Bollig wants parents going through it right now to know, you can do this.
These NICU babies are ready for the Super Bowl
COLUMBIA, Missouri – NICU patients at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital are ready to cheer on their favorite team in the Super Bowl - the Kansas City Chiefs! The Kansas City Chiefs will go head-to-head against the San Franciso 49ers in the Super Bowl LIV. NICU patients get in the Super Bowl spirit to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs. NICU patients get in the Super Bowl spirit to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs. More on Super Bowl 2020:Lioness at San Antonio Zoo predicts winner of the Super BowlNew petition: Move Super Bowl Sunday to SaturdayFiona the Hippo predicts Super Bowl winner... and then the unexpected happens
Identical Twin Nurses Help Deliver Identical Twin Babies
Twin nurses at a Georgia hospital are seeing double. Identical twins Tara Drinkard and Toni Howard work at the same hospital, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, in Georgia. But the sisters had never helped deliver a baby together until recently, when Rebecca Williams, pregnant with twins, needed a cesarean section delivery. "I saw her in the hallway and said, 'We're having a twin delivery,''' Drinkard told WXIA-TV . "It's a pretty cool experience having them in there and being able to ask them questions," dad Brannan Williams said of the twin nurses.
Achieving a Singular Vision: Caring for Mothers and Their Children in an Integrated System
But the crisis in fragmented pediatric care created another opportunity in the ongoing transformation of University Health System (UHS), said George B. Hernndez Jr., University Health Systems president and CEO. So the health system pivoted. Those needs, along with favorable market conditions, allowed University Health System to refinance existing bonds and plan for a new Womens and Childrens Hospital. It would expand out from the main hospital toward Medical Drive, providing integrated care for mothers, babies, and children. The NICU opened in 1991, when technology was still pretty much king, said Irene Sandate, vice president of womens and childrens services at University Health System.therivardreport.com
What It's Like to Be 1 of 36 Pregnant Nurses in the NICU
At Children's Mercy Hospital, 36 NICU nurses are all giving birth this year. "The parents would joke when they see so many pregnant people walking around, like, 'Do you have to be pregnant to work here?'" And when one of their own babies ended up in the NICU, all the nurses rallied together. RELATED STORIESNewborns Get Cute 'Baby Shark' Onesies for Shark WeekSay Cheese! Queso-Loving Baby Licks Dip Off His PlateChildren's Hospital Has a Baby Boom Among Its Nurses
12-year-old girl fights for health care coverage
TAMPA, Fla. - Marina Marasco knows hospitals far better than any preteen should. Marina's 23 surgeries would have bankrupted her family without health care coverage. She came home on full life support," said Nikki Marasco, Marina's mother. The group wants to make their cause a national priority. "I hope to open people's eyes," Nikki Marasco said.