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Women and Family Care

Helpful NICU Resources

Helpful Resources

 

We've listed several books, websites and hospital resources that may be helpful to you. Please note: PVHS does not endorse any of the books or websites listed below.

 

Books

 

Prematurity

Newborn Intensive Care, What Every Parent Needs to Know

By Jeanette Zaichkin, RNC, MS

 

Your Premature Baby and Child: Helpful Answers and Advice for Parents

By Dianne Moroney & Amy Tracy

 

Multiple Babies

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More

by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

 

Raising Twins From Pregnancy to Preschool
by Shelly Vaziri Flais, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Child Development

Infants in the NICU: A Developmental Care Guide for Families

By Dana Fern and Christy Graves

 

Developmental and Behavioral Characteristics of Preterm Infants

by Lynn B. Hadley, Deborah West, Alison Turner, Sue Santangelo (September 1999)

 

Web Sites

 

PVHS Children's Therapy Services

Learn about the various ways physical, occupational, speech and music therapy can help your child.

 

PVHS Cleft Palate Clinic

Our internationally recognized cleft palate team can help with cleft lip and palate repair, as well as revisional cleft surgery.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics

 

The Colorado Department of Education

This site provides information about public education issues and conferences that offer support and information.

 

Family Voices

This site offers assistance with needed services or supplies for children, advocacy and dealing with insurance companies and Medicaid and finding health providers.

 

The March of Dimes

This resource gives education and support on prematurity and birth defects.

 

Multiple Births: Prenatal Education and Bereavement Support

This website offers information regarding multiple births, including pregnancy and post-natal information. 

 

The National Down Syndrome Society

 

Parent to Parent of Colorado

This toll-free information line in English/Spanish provides parent-only internet discussion groups, "Parent Partners" matching to connect parents with veteran parents, training for parent partners and support group referrals across state.

 

The United Cerebral Palsy site

 

Information and Education

 

Classes

Poudre Valley Hospital offers numerous classes for women, their partners, and families. Visit our classes and events page to learn more.

 

Poudre Valley Prenatal Program

The Poudre Valley Prenatal (PVP) Program provides the prenatal care under-insured and uninsured women need to deliver healthy babies.

 

Community Partnerships

Special Connections, a hospital-sponsored committee, provides services to families who have children with special challenges. The committee includes hospital staff, Larimer County Health Department's Early Childhood Program representatives, and a developmental specialist from Children's Hospital in Denver . For more information, please call 970.495.8252.

 

Other Resources

For general questions, please call 970.495.7000 or 800.252.5784.

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