Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care

The neonatal transport team at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has touched the lives of thousands of babies since it began in the early 1980s. Now, their efforts have expanded to create a maternal transport team — providing even more support to high-risk babies and their moms. When the … Continue reading Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care

Mom and baby skin-to-skin care reduces NICU admissions for hypoglycemia

Parents and researchers alike often talk about the benefits of mother’s skin-to-skin contact with infants. It’s a practice performed soon after birth that carries sensations of security and comfort to which infants naturally respond. New research from experts at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is now taking what’s known about skin-to-skin contact … Continue reading Mom and baby skin-to-skin care reduces NICU admissions for hypoglycemia

Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing

As a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, I couldn’t wait to start my own family. However, my husband and I struggled through years of infertility treatments to become parents and were overjoyed to finally be pregnant with twins in the spring of 2008. But our joy turned to heartbreak … Continue reading Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing

Lynch family gives birth to rare triplets, monoamniotic monochorionic twins and a singleton

In late March, a Killeen mother delivered a rare form of triplet daughters at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. In June, two of the three babies were finally able to go home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and their sister will be joining them this week to reunite all three for the … Continue reading Lynch family gives birth to rare triplets, monoamniotic monochorionic twins and a singleton

New gel cap used in the NICU to help prevent ‘flat head syndrome’

Most parents already know that babies should sleep on their backs. But, as an important way to prevent infant suffocation, backside snoozing comes with unfortunate complications, including skull deformity. The problem is worse for premature babies, whose ultra-soft heads can’t withstand the pressure from long-term rest on a flat surface. As a result, their small … Continue reading New gel cap used in the NICU to help prevent ‘flat head syndrome’

Little superheroes reunite with caregivers at hospital NICU reunion

Last weekend, Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth held a superhero-themed NICU reunion for former neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients, family members and the medical staff who assisted in their care. “The annual NICU reunion is the most rewarding part of a tough job,” says Meridynn Barber, a NICU nurse on the … Continue reading Little superheroes reunite with caregivers at hospital NICU reunion