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“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” explains Chelsea Brown, a

By uclahealth • November 24, 2019

“Our son, King, was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” says Jeffrey Morris, father to the four-month-old. Also enjoying the annual NICU Family Picnic, King’s mother, Alecia Butler continues, “I had him at 34 weeks, so he [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019

“We love coming back to see everybody who took care of Rose,” says Melody Curtis, mother to five-year-old Rose Curtis, who is enjoying the NICU Reunion. “At 14 weeks Rose was diagnosed with something called an omphalocele, which means her [...]

By uclahealth • June 24, 2019

“I thought we were just going for a walk and he surprised me with this mini horse,” says Teresa Do, a first-time mother at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’m at UCLA Health because I just [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019
A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is expanding by adding [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 9, 2018
Dr. Tina Nguyen was assigned as my high risk OB when I was admitted to the hospital over 2 months ahead of my daughter's due date after my water broke. In the week leading up to my daughter's birth, Dr. Tina was a regular [...]
By LindsayUcla06 • March 28, 2018
The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital [...]
By HRHJudy • February 8, 2017
Each year in the U.S., about 150,000 babies are born after only 23 to 34 weeks of gestation, which puts them at risk for [...]
By Amy Albin • August 15, 2016
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American [...]
By uclahealth • August 1, 2016
My beautiful daughter, Abby, was born in 1996 with a rare kidney disease. In the critical hours following her birth in our hometown of Bakersfield, she was transported to the NICU at UCLA, and a team of pediatric nephrologists became both her lifeline and mine. When you are suddenly faced [...]
By jcbowden • March 30, 2016