Helpful Special Care Nursery 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.
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
Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More
by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada (July 1999)
Infants in the NICU: A Developmental Care Guide for Families
By Dana Fern and Christy Graves (Respironics, 1996)
Developmental and Behavioral Characteristics of Preterm Infants
by Lynn B. Hadley, Deborah West, Alison Turner, Sue Santangelo (September 1999)
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 March of Dimes
This resource gives education and support on prematurity and birth defects.
Premature Baby Premature Child
This site offers parental support, personal stories, updated research and information/education.
Parents of Premature Babies Inc.
Based in Denver, this site has parent support group and conferences for members.
The Center for the Study of Multiple Birth
This website provides information on multiple births to children and young adults working on book reports, statistics to newspapers and technical medical research information to doctors, professors and organizations.
Multiple Births: Prenatal Education and Bereavement Support
This website offers information regarding multiple births, including pregnancy and post-natal information.
Kids Health for Parents
This website shares articles, parenting advice and support.
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.
This site offers assistance with needed services or supplies for children, advocacy and dealing with insurance companies and Medicaid and finding health providers.
The Colorado Department of Education
This site provides information about public education issues and conferences that offer support and information.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The National Down Syndrome Society
The United Cerebral Palsy site
Information and Education
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.
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.
For general questions, please call 970.624.5100.