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  • Big data can help the smallest babies

    Dr. Kumanan Wilson and his team have a novel approach to finding out how often babies are born preterm in low-resource countries. They’re using data collected from routine newborn blood tests and they’ve received nearly US $1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support their research.

  • Shared decision-making gives parents of extreme preemies a choice

    Extremely premature babies born between 22 and 25 weeks’ gestational age are at high risk of dying and physical disabilities. A NICU team advocated for a shared decision-making process to help parents make informed decisions about whether they want their extremely premature baby to receive intensive care or palliative care.

  • A new home for our tiniest patients: new Special Care Nursery opens at Civic Campus

    Some of The Ottawa Hospital’s smallest patients have a new home. The Special Care Nursery at the Civic Campus recently moved into a new space, just across the hall. Not only does this new space provide a safe, quiet environment for these little patients, but it also offers parents more space and privacy, as they watch over their little ones.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gave preemie baby Avalina a fighting chance

    Avalina Sousa was born 17 weeks early, weighing 750 grams, and spent her first 127 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With the extraordinary care she received, she achieved milestone after milestone, until she was healthy enough to go home.