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.
Combining "high tech with high touch" and state-of-the-art equipment.Going Home
Information about preparing for discharge and what to expect when bringing your baby home.Taking Care of Your Baby
What you need to know to take care of your premature baby in the hospital and after discharge.Medical Conditions & Symptoms
Some common medical conditions and symptoms you may experience with your newborn.
An overview of premature birth and premie FAQ’s for expectant parents to help you prepare.
Understanding your premature baby’s growth & development and when to call a dcotor.Taking Care of Yourself
Finding ways to help you recover and nurture yourself after the birth of a premature baby.
Classes, support groups, and resources available for families of premature babies.