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    The Premature Infant

    The parent-child relationship is essential to the long-term wellbeing of any infant, but especially for newborn babies who are pre-term or medically vulnerable. This online portal for the parents of premature infants provides access to the information parents may need while a baby is in the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and we hope it continues to assist you once you return home with your baby. Please call the NICU at (510) 204-1626 with any questions.

    A Mom and Her BabyIntroduction to the NICU

    Combining "high tech with high touch" and state-of-the-art equipment.

    Baby CryingGoing Home

    Information about preparing for discharge and what to expect when bringing your baby home.

    Baby with ToysTaking Care of Your Baby

    What you need to know to take care of your premature baby in the hospital and after discharge.

    Dad and His BabyMedical Conditions & Symptoms

    Some common medical conditions and symptoms you may experience with your newborn.

    Premature Baby's Little HandAbout the Premature Baby

    An overview of premature birth and premie FAQ’s for expectant parents to help you prepare.

    Baby's FootGrowth & Development

    Understanding your premature baby’s growth & development and when to call a dcotor.

    Mom and Baby YogaTaking Care of Yourself

    Finding ways to help you recover and nurture yourself after the birth of a premature baby.

    Sleeping BabySupport & Resources

    Classes, support groups, and resources available for families of premature babies.