A Different NICU
From layout to policies to staff, every NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is different. What may happen in one hospital, may not happen in another. In each different NICU, each family can have a very unique experience.
Some hospitals have private rooms, some are organized in pods of a few beds, while others are entire rooms filled with incubators.
My twins stayed in a NICU like the last one.
While I would have loved a private room, the care they received was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for more caring nurses or better doctors. While the beginning of our NICU journey was very scary, we had a very good experience with the facility and staff.
A NICU is designated by levels, with a level 4 NICU being able to care for the smallest and sickest babies.
The NICU my boys were in was a level 3 NICU. When Little P developed NEC, there was talk of transferring him to a different NICU if he needed more complex surgery. Luckily, that didn’t happen. I’m not sure how I would have handled having babies in two hospitals at the same time.
Today’s family also had twins in the NICU, but unfortunately, they did have to go from one NICU to a different NICU.
Please meet Connor and Nora, as told by their mom, Tracy.