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NICU Follow-Up

The purpose of this program is to provide you and your family with an assessment of your child and to collect information about the outcome of children who were patients in the Children’s NICU so we can continue to improve what we do. In the program, your child’s progress is monitored at regular intervals. This allows us to assess how your child is doing and be able to identify any issues early on, before your child reaches school age to ensure that timely referrals can be made to your physician and other specialty providers. Unique to Children’s, the program also offers IQ testing with a clinical psychologist and sees patients up to five years of age.

Josh Whitehill NICU micro preemie

Micro preemie weighed less than 1 pound at birth

NICU Then & Now: Jonathon Whitehill weighed 10.9 ounces when he was born in 2009. Today he's a first-grader who loves school and sports.

Preemie twins now happy, healthy toddlers

NICU Then & Now: Wes and Ila Waller spent the first 47 days of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit on the St. Paul campus of Children's Minnesota.

mighty.nicu.sam

Born prematurely, Sam defies odds to go home

Young Sam has been through a multitude of challenges and undergone more surgeries and procedures than most people do in their entire life.

Locations and Contact Us

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Resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

Meet the team

The neonatal program at Children’s Minnesota is committed to putting kids first. This exceptional care team includes a broad array of pediatric services for families and professionals, including clinical specialists; care coordinators; neonatal nurse practitioners; nurses; respiratory therapists; child life specialists; spiritual counselors; social workers; physical, occupational and music therapists; dietitians and more. The program also includes wrap-around care through The Mother Baby Center, a collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. This comprehensive support system is designed to deliver consistent, high-quality care; limit unnecessary variation; identify, lead and maintain best practice; and rapidly address opportunities for improvement for babies and their families.

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to go for neonatal care is a major decision. You need all the information you can get; and you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Conditions and Services

The neonatology program at Children’s Minnesota has the advanced treatment your baby needs, whether she was diagnosed with a condition while in the womb or she needs special care after birth. Our neonatal intensive care units are fully equipped to treat the littlest babies with the most critical needs.

Neonatal Program

In the NICUs and neonatal programs of Children’s Minnesota, amazing things happen. Because we are built for it.