Mother Goose in the NICU: Support for the Neediest Infants and Their Families

Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Susan Sonnenschein, Dawn Sacks, Summer Rosswog, Brenda Hussey-Gardner


Of the 76,510 babies born during an average week in the United States, 7,361—or about 10 percent—are born prematurely.1 Preterm babies, born before the thirty-seventh week of gestation, can be born with underdeveloped organ systems and other health problems that impact their ability to survive on their own outside of the womb.

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