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Life in the NICU
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
06/17/2008
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Every week, more than 10,000 newborns in the US are rushed to the NICU

 

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Nicky Schmidt, mother of Alex.: Photo by Lauren HouseNicky Schmidt, mother of Alex.: Photo by Lauren House
The number of babies born prematurely in the US is up 30% in the past 20 years, and nearly 4000 will be born early in Connecticut alone.

Some of the smallest babies are less than a pound, and can spend months and even years battling for their lives in hospitals. This comes at a great monetary cost, but more importantly, takes an enormous emotional toll on parents.

A new documentary by Alissa Wood for CPTV explores the world inside the Neonatal INtensive Care Unit, or NICU,and tells the stories of parents and their premature babies.

Dr. Maralyn Sanders: Photo by Lauren HouseDr. Marilyn Sanders: Photo by Lauren House

 

 

 

 

 

Today, Where We Live, we'll talk to doctors about risk factors for premature birth, and what it takes to care for babies born too soon.

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