If someone you know has recently had a premature baby there are lots of things you can do to help out and to make the parents' lives just that little bit easier during the first few weeks. From celebrating the birth, to buying gifts and cards, making meals and offering more practical help so that they can focus on their baby.
NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn babies. It can be a daunting place the first time you visit either your own baby or someone elses. Here well explain some of the common terms and equipment used by the medical team to help guide you through.