The Neonatal Intensive Parenting Unit is Here!!!

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Comprehensive Family Support, What's New


The latest article from the authors who participated in the National Perinatal Association Workgroup on Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents is now available online, published in August, 2017 in the Journal of Perinatology.  Entitled, “The Neonatal Intensive Parenting Unit:  An Introduction,” it describes a paradigm shift from NICU, where the emphasis is on the baby’s care, to NIPU, where the emphasis is on the family’s care and involvement with their baby.  This article derives from the presentation our group did at the 2016 Vermont-Oxford Network’s annual conference.  The concept of the NIPU is clearly laid out, and Potentially Better Practices to transform your NICU into a NIPU are presented.  Please read and share widely!