One of eight babies in this country is born prematurely. Some will be under intensive care for months, while worried parents wait and wonder how their newborn is doing.
At the University of Virginia’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, nurses are trying something new to ease the anxiety of families and build trust with the medical team.
Halima Walker sits in a rocking chair, holding her daughter Cora. The baby was born at 23 weeks, weighing under two pounds and has been in neo-natal intensive care for more than 3 months.