Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU
    August 17, 2012
    Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU

    The time your baby is in the NICU is always very stressful for parents.  First and foremost is your constant concern for your infant. There can be many ups and downs in the NICU and often your infant…

    Tracking Your Baby’s Daily Care in the NICU
    August 16, 2012
    Tracking Your Baby’s Daily Care in the NICU

    The more informed and engaged you are, the more involved you will be with your baby’s care in the NICU. You are your baby’s primary advocate. Here are some suggestions to enable you to be the best…

    Your Baby’s NICU Care Team
    August 15, 2012
    Your Baby’s NICU Care Team

    Today’s post offers parents some information on who may be part of their baby’s care team in the NICU – and what, in general, their roles may be. There may be many different members on your baby…

    The Different Levels of NICUs
    August 14, 2012
    The Different Levels of NICUs

    A first step to understanding the NICU is learning the lay of the land. Be patient with yourself – you are getting adjusted to a strange and foreign terrain - but it is important to know where and w…

    If Your Baby Is in The NICU
    August 13, 2012
    If Your Baby Is in The NICU

    Every expectant mother eagerly awaits the day when she will finally hold her baby in her arms. But for mothers of premature or very sick newborns – that moment is postponed as their baby is whisked …

    Checklist 6: Daily Journal
    June 22, 2012
    Checklist 6: Daily Journal

    For the last few days on DrGreene.com I've share the first three checklists from my book, The Patient's Checklist: 10 Simple Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane and Organized . Today I'm skipping to Che…

    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay
    June 21, 2012
    Checklist 3: During a Hospital Stay

    It is important to get the lay of the land if your child is in the hospital. Here are some important, practical tips to keep in mind to help you get your bearings. (more…)…

    Checklist 2: What to Bring
    June 20, 2012
    Checklist 2: What to Bring

    If your child has scheduled surgery you have time to think about packing some important items – ones that can make your child more comfortable and ones that can promote good hospital hygiene. If, on…

    Checklist 1: Before You Go
    June 19, 2012
    Checklist 1: Before You Go

    My book, The Patient’s Checklist, grew out of my family’s experience caring for my Dad during a very long hospitalization from an entirely preventable medication error. I learned early on that the…

    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help
    June 18, 2012
    Handling a Hospital Stay – Checklists Can Help

    No parent can bear to think about the possibility that one day your child, from injury or illness, may wind up in the hospital. But consider these statistics from the Center for Disease Control: (more…