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Women and Family Care

Helpful Resources

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.

 

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 (July 1999)

 

Child Development

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)

 

Websites

 

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.

 

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 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

 

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 970.624.5100.

 

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