NFI Resources

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The 10 Pearls of Wisdom are NIDCAP-based considerations are for parents with hospitalized babies in the intensive care nursery. They were developed to support parents and their babies to get to know one another and build close and trusting relationships.

Developmental Observer

Visit the Developmental Observer for stories from families, professionals, and our NIDCAP training centers.  Some issues are dedicated to research abstracts.

Our Stories

Visit the “Our Stories” page of our website to read about families who have shared their experiences with having a premature and/or ill infant in a newborn intensive care setting.

Videos and Podcasts

Visit the Learning Center for videos, webinars, podcasts and readings.


The NIDCAP Blog includes stories from families, professionals and NIDCAP Training Centers.

NIDCAP Training Center Websites/Facebook Pages

Other Resources




General Guidebooks for Parents

Premature Infants/Newborn Intensive Care

Personal Books by Parents




Information on Premature Infants

  • Baby First: Parent’s Corner: This site provides educational resources and support to parents and caregivers of premature infants, including sections on life with your baby in and after the NICU, plus parent stories, as well as a glossary of NICU terms.
  • KidsHealth: A Primer on Preemies: This site on children’s health, behavior and development has a section that describes common health problems of premature infants and life after the NICU.
  • MedlinePlus: Premature Babies: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this site includes links to articles, web sites and other information—from the basics of preterm labor and the latest research to financial issues and information about different medical conditions.
  • Premature Baby — Premature Child: This site was started in 1996 by parents whose son was born at 26 weeks. Their goal is to support other parents by providing information, resources and a way for parents to connect. It also offers help for parents of school-age children and discusses long-term impacts of prematurity.
  • World Health Organization (WHO): This is a link to the WHO’s fact sheet on preterm birth which includes links to “Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth“, and other useful information for families of preterm infants.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health provides on preterm birth in the US as well as general information on preterm birth from the signs of preterm labor to prevention.