• Patient Stories

    NICU Patients and Families Share Experiences

    The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children’s is changing the outcomes for our patients and their families. As part of our belief in the compassionate, respectful family-centered care of every patient and family, we understand that the best reassurance and support for our families comes from stories shared by others in similar situations. 

    Read Robby's story.

    Robby Dumford was born with a life-threatening condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Because of his fighting spirit and the comprehensive CDH care at Cincinnati Children’s, Robby survived. But he still faces huge challenges, and his care team will be with him every step of the way.

    Read Robby's story.

    Read Mia's story.

    Mia was born 12 weeks early. In her fragile state, Mia developed necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating and often deadly bowel disease that strikes premature infants. She was transferred to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), part of the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s, and had life-saving surgery.

    Read Mia's story.

    Read Caleb's story.

    Caleb was born at 28 weeks' gestation. He spent his first four months of life in the NICU at Cincinnati Children's. His mother, Jennie, used Kangaroo Care during his time in the NICU. Learn more about how this care helped Caleb.

    Read Caleb's story.

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