Date: 2/8/2017, 9:30 am—11:30 am
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
The birth of a baby is a wonderful yet very complex process. Many physical and emotional changes occur for newborn babies. A baby’s body systems must work together in a new way. Sometimes, a baby has difficulty making the transition to the world. Being born prematurely, having a difficult delivery, or birth defects can make these changes more challenging. Fortunately for these babies, special newborn care is available. There are foster parents who are part of the Cari (Community Action Outreach to Infants) program of Alameda County that had specialized trainings to support and take care of infants with special needs. Come and learn where it all starts at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) department at Children’s Hospital Oakland.