Amy’s twin daughters were born at just 24 weeks, 3 days. They spent four months in CHOC’s NICU. Here’s her advice to other moms.
Small Baby Unit
What is is like to be in the NICU during COVID-19? One mom of two recent CHOC NICU graduates shares her family’s story.
Cora and Ellie were born at just 24 weeks, 3 days. They spent 136 days in CHOC’s Small Baby Unit before they were healthy enough to go home.
Each year, one in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. For the Cushing family, that statistic is two in two. Eleanor and Spencer’s eldest son, James, was born at just 24 weeks gestation. Their newest addition, Walter, was born at 31 weeks. Today, both boys are doing well, thanks to respective stays in […]
As we prepare to celebrate the opening of our all-private-room NICU, say hello to a few graduates of the CHOC NICU.
Danielle McLeod was looking forward to an easy second pregnancy and ultimately caring for her infant son as a confident and assured second-time mom. But that expectation changed when little Ryan was born three months early this past winter after just 27 weeks gestation and weighing only 2 pounds and 1 ounce. “His head wasn’t […]
In recognition of prematurity awareness month, we’re highlighting Dr. Kushal Bhakta, medical director of the CHOC Small Baby Unit (SBU). The Small Baby Unit – the first of its kind – opened in 2010. The special 12-bed unit within our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is designed for babies born at less than 28 weeks […]