Santa visits newborn babies at Hurley’s NICU in Flint
FLINT, MI - Santa Claus made a special trip this month to grant the wishes of Michigan’s newest babies at the Hurley Medical Center’s Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Flint. The babies were too small to leave the hospital, so the head of the North Pole made a special trip to take photos with them. Hurley Marketing Specialist Peggy Agar said the event has been held each year since 2009 so babies can get their first photos with Santa, including printed photos. “Families are already missing out on so much,” said Agar, who has worked at Hurley for five years. “It’s crucial for the NICU team to provide this for families,” Agar said.mlive.com
Dad proposes to mom in NICU after spending 10 months there with baby
Dad proposes to mom in NICU after spending 10 months there with baby Teon Kennedy planned to propose at his girlfriend Martine's baby shower, but when their daughter came early, that didn't happen. After spending 10 months in the NICU at New York-Presbyterian Hospital with their baby girl, the staff there became like family. So, Teon thought there was no better group to help him finally pop the question.cbsnews.com
Photos: Babies in NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital dressed up for holiday
Photos of babies in the NICU at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan dressed up for the holiday. Here are photos of babies in the NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan dressed up for the holiday. Courtesy: NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
She gave birth on Sunday. She helped save a man from an exploding tanker on Thursday.
Holly McNally and her mother were on the way home from the NICU Thursday afternoon when McNally said she spotted a man running on the exit ramp to I-70. As she was running toward the ramp, McNally encountered another man, who was running with a blanket to help extinguish the flames and cover the man. When they got to the driver, McNally could see he was severely burned. Thankfully, another man ran to the embankment and helped move the driver to safety. Reith said Hanson used clothing from his own gym bag to cover the man until emergency medical technicians arrived.monroenews.com
What Parents Should Know About Having a Premature Baby
Having a premature baby can present a whole new set of challenges for parents. Premature baby births are the leading cause of death in kids under age 5, the March of Dimes notes. And a premature baby is more likely to face long-term health complications than their fully gestated counterparts. Having a premature baby also raises a whole new set of questions and concerns that parents wouldnt have otherwise. Family gatherings are OK after three months, but anyone that wants to handle a premature baby should always wash his or her hands first.metroparent.com
Identical Twin Nurses Help Deliver Identical Twin Babies
Twin nurses at a Georgia hospital are seeing double. Identical twins Tara Drinkard and Toni Howard work at the same hospital, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, in Georgia. But the sisters had never helped deliver a baby together until recently, when Rebecca Williams, pregnant with twins, needed a cesarean section delivery. "I saw her in the hallway and said, 'We're having a twin delivery,''' Drinkard told WXIA-TV . "It's a pretty cool experience having them in there and being able to ask them questions," dad Brannan Williams said of the twin nurses.
What It's Like to Be 1 of 36 Pregnant Nurses in the NICU
At Children's Mercy Hospital, 36 NICU nurses are all giving birth this year. "The parents would joke when they see so many pregnant people walking around, like, 'Do you have to be pregnant to work here?'" And when one of their own babies ended up in the NICU, all the nurses rallied together. RELATED STORIESNewborns Get Cute 'Baby Shark' Onesies for Shark WeekSay Cheese! Queso-Loving Baby Licks Dip Off His PlateChildren's Hospital Has a Baby Boom Among Its Nurses