NICU

‘For these babies, fewer IV nutrition days means better growth,’ says Julie Sasinski, a UCLA Health clinical nurse specialist

By uclahealth • May 10, 2022

Willow Crisostomo’s middle name, Lux, means light in Latin. At five years old, she is a bright light of smiles, love and curiosity. When Willow was born she weighed just 14 ounces, about the same as a football.

By uclahealth • December 16, 2021

“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 music therapist intern in the maternity and NICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I think [...]

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 was a month and a half early. He spent three weeks in the [...]

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 spleen, stomach and intestines were outside her abdominal wall when [...]

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 gave birth to a baby girl five days ago and she’s in the neonatal [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will [...]

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 presence, checking in frequently to answer [...]

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 Heart Defect (CHD). Each year [...]

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 • August 15, 2016