Being a parent at the NICU - Card 6: Calming methods
In the mother's womb, the baby is in the fetal position and is bathed in the amniotic fluid. He can exercise to suck and grip his umbilical cord, behaviors to be repeated in neonatal unit.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 7: Holding
Carrying refers to the times when you take your baby in your arms or with the kangaroo method and where you rock it.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 8: Transferts
The movements are when you lift, move and position your baby in his incubator or in his small bed. Due to the immaturity of his sense of balance, the premature baby generally tolerates position changes less well.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 9: Positionning methods
The therapeutic positioning in neonatal unit reproduces the position of the baby in the mother's womb, thus the physiological position.
Being a parent at the NICU - Card 10: Massages
Massage is a great way to make a special contact with your baby. In addition to being a source of comfort and appeasement, massage helps the baby to feel the different parts of his body.
Martel & Milette (2017). Etre parent à l'unité néonatale: Tisser des liens pour la vie.
For parents of premature infants, to help them better understand their child. Based on developmental care. En révision.
Focus on the brain
Children Medical Venture training DVD on fetal brain development
The best in daily life
The Best in Daily Life is a project designed specifically for families with children aged 0-2 years that are born preterm or with other health issues. Our goal is to provide information and practical advice regarding the baby’s development and behaviour.
Neonatal Developmental Care
Training DVD on developmental care specific interventions
Janvier (2015). Respire bébé, respire.
Premature birth experience of a mother and neonatalogist.