III. Common health conditions treated in the NICU

Babies go to the NICU for many reasons. This section tells you about some of the most common health conditions and their treatments.

You may hear a lot of words you don’t know while your baby’s in the NICU. Ask the nurse or doctor to spell these words so you can look them up. Think of this information as your NICU dictionary. Use it to check medical terms or words you don’t know. The terms are defined in ways you can understand and has guides to help you pronounce them.