Helping Preemies Get Home Sooner
Our daughter was born prematurely by about a month. I’ll never forget the days and nights we spent at the Community Hospital nursery in the neo-natal unit rocking her and reading to her. After one month she had doubled her weight to just over 5# and we got to take her home. I guess that’s why this story caught my eye.
Music therapy played live is increasingly being used in newborn intensive care units around the country. Research suggests it may slow stressed infants' heartbeats, calm their breathing, and improve sucking and sleeping. Some studies suggest it might even help them go home sooner.