Mentoring Caregivers. Changing Hospitals. Improving the Futures for Newborns and Their Families.
NIDCAP, originated in 1984 by Heidelise Als, PhD, is the only comprehensive, family centered, evidence-based approach to developmental care for newborn and infant intensive care nurseries.
What All Newborn Infants and Their Families Deserve
Infants are considered individuals, persons, collaborators in care, supported and nurtured by their parents Parents are considered infants’ key nurturers, advocates and caregivers as well as collaborators in care decisions Healthcare Professionals are partners in care with infants, parents and family members
The NIDCAP Federation International, Inc. (NFI)
The NFI is a membership and educational certifying organization. Incorporated in Massachusetts, United States, the NFI holds the legal designation of a 501 (c) 3, as a charitable corporation.
My daughter was born 5 years ago at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Israel. She was almost 4 months premature, at 26 weeks of gestation and weighing 950 grams. Hers was the easiest birth I’ve ever had… within half an hour she slipped out to the world with a big cry. I saw … Read More »