Neonatal Intensive Care Program - $150.00
Children's NICU is a special care nursery for newborn infants with severe medical complications, needing more intense care after birth.
Children’s of Minnesota has the largest high-risk neonatal referral center in the region. The birth of a premature baby or an ill infant is a unique experience, different from a typical labor and delivery. Walking into one of these units can seem frightening because the babies are usually very small, in isolettes or warming beds, and there are often machines, monitors, and tubes about the bedside. The neonatal units include the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses, and the infant care center (ICC) and special care nursery (SCN) on the Minneapolis campus. In these units, doctors and nurses give around-the-clock care to premature newborns and babies who are sick.
"Jennifer was born by emergency C-section. She weighed 1 lb, 13oz, and was 13 inches long. She spent 3 months in the NICU at Children's and even though it was 15 years ago I still remember the love and support we received while she was there. The staff at Children's teaches and cares for the entire family. Today Jennifer is a smart and funny teenager whose main concern is getting her driver's license and playing hockey this coming season." ~Susan, Jennifer's mom