Farmers Insurance has partnered with Discovery Health Channel and the March of Dimes to present “NICU,” a new television series that follows the experiences of babies fighting for their lives in a newborn intensive care unit. This 10-episode docu-drama series goes behind the scenes of top national neonatal intensive care (NICU) units, showing the day-to-day care required to sustain the smallest of lives. NICU follows real families as they experience the rollercoaster of emotions that come with having a premature baby and features doctors and nurses from leading hospitals in Baltimore, San Diego and Cleveland, as they work around the clock to ensure the survival of their tiny patients.
“NICU” premieres at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Thursday, July 15, on Discovery Health Channel. The series follows real families as they experience the roller coaster of emotions that come with having a baby born too soon or with other complications. The series is being presented in partnership with the March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. During the broadcast, viewers can use their mobile devices to text the word “hero” to 20222 to donate $5 to the March of Dimes.
One response to “NICU on Discovery Health”
Hi. I learned about Molly’s Mission when I read the article in the Severna Park Voice in the December 10, 2009 issue. My youngest son, now 4, was born at 25 weeks at AAMC in December 2005. Two years ago, my husband and I joined up with a Parent Support group at the hospital (“Proud Parents of a NICU Graduate”). We enjoyed this opportunity to meet with other parents who were experiencing some of the same things we had a few years ago. We got busy, however, and stopped volunteering. Now, my daughter’s Girl Scout troop is interested in working with NICU families (especially siblings and NICU graduates) in an effort to earn their Bronze Award. My troop has seven 5th grade girls. The girls have earned some badges related to child care and health, and they are ready to do a service project now to earn their Bronze Award. I thought I would contact you to see if my troop could do a service project at one of your functions. The girls were thinking about putting on a puppet show or storytime for the NICU graduates or siblings of current NICU babies. Please let us know if you could use my troop to help in any way. Thank you so much.