Having an infant in The Richard and Susan Smith Family Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BWH can be a stressful experience. Because family members are such valuable members of the baby’s care team, providing support for you and your family is integral to the care for your baby.
Through a partnership with the March of Dimes, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides a formal NICU Family Support Program. The program is staffed by support specialists, former NICU parents, who offer support and perspective that only someone who has who have lived through this difficult experience can provide. They know first-hand that having a baby in the NICU can bring out many emotions: fear, frustration, gratitude, hope, and many more. Working closely with the medical team, they help parents navigate the many emotional twists and turns that accompany the NICU journey.
In addition to bedside support, the Family Support Program sponsors and organizes educational events and social interactions for families throughout each month.
Family Events and Activities