March of Dimes – NICU Family Support
Connecticut Children's NICU at UConn Health Center is home to a March of Dimes–NICU Family Support program that meets the unique needs of families throughout the hospitalization, during the transition home, and in the event of a newborn death.
Developmental Care – Therapy Services
Each infant’s behavior is valued as a meaningful communication vehicle by which babies communicate their needs. Families are encouraged to partner with the health care team in supporting the needs and developmental goals for their infant.
Two therapists are on staff to provide developmental therapy services to infants in the nurseries. They work with families and the health care team to evaluate and meet the developmental needs of the infants in the nurseries.
Infant CPR Classes
Available to families whose children are admitted to the NICU. These classes certify families in skills to perform CPR on infants and children.
This program uses specially trained volunteers who, under the supervision of nurses, provide unhurried quiet time with babies. Parents provide tips about their infant’s preferences, needs and behavior. The program is administered by the Volunteer Services Department. Please call 860-679-4251 for more information.
This newsletter provides families with information on members of the health care team, explanations of diagnoses and complications, and available programs for families. It is also a forum for families to share thoughts or ideas with other families.
H.E.A.L. (Helping Endure Infant Loss)
This is a support group for families who have had an infant die through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth.