NICU cameras keep families in touch

Remote cameras are helping parents stay connected, even when they can't be by their baby's bedside.

NICU Cameras Keep Families In Touch
Remote cameras are helping parents stay connected, even when they can't be by their baby's bedside.

(WTHR) When a newborn heads to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit instead of the nursery at home, it is a time of extreme angst. St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis is using remote cameras to help parents stay connected, even when they can’t be by their baby’s bedside.

These are the hospital’s smallest and often most fragile patients.

Parents like Aaron and Mindy Kingsbury want to be with their newborn every minute. Every day, they look for progress.

“He looks so good. His color is really good today,” mother Mindy Kingsbury said during a recent visit.

At seven weeks old, her son Graham is three pounds and four ounces. He’s grown considerably. Mindy was just 26 weeks into her pregnancy when her water broke. He was delivered by emergency cesarean-section on December 28th. His birth weight was a mere one pound and 12 ounces.

“I woke up from the anesthetic and said, ‘Is he alive?’ I didn’t know if he’d be okay,” Mindy said.

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