March of Dimes NICU Family Support

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The March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program provides information and comfort for families of premature babies and other critically ill newborns being cared for in the Miller Children’s NICU. This program is the first such initiative in the state of California and is led by a Miller Children's NICU Family Support Specialist. This program helps parents through the hospitalization of a newborn – often a lengthy and emotional process, where parents feel isolated and may not get a chance to hold their baby for weeks. Providing communication with other parents who are sharing a similar experience, or whose babies have “graduated” and are at home helps parents to know they are not alone.