Patient and Family Resources
We want you to have all the information you and your child need to understand your baby’s condition and to participate in treatment. This page provides links to resources that we hope will be helpful.
Resources at Seattle Children’s
- What to expect in the NICU
- How to prepare for your visit
- Transportation and lodging
- Hospital services
- Paying for care
- Social Work
- Family Resource Center at Seattle Children's provides information and support
After-Pregnancy Care and Breastfeeding
- Lactation Services
- Postpartum Care: Healing After the Birth of Your Baby (PDF) (Spanish)
- Providing Breast Milk: Your Gift to Your Baby (PDF) (Spanish)
- Breastfeeding (WomensHealth.gov )
For Parents of Premature Babies
- Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know. The NICU has copies to loan.
- Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide
- Surgery – What to Expect for information on pain control and tips for talking with your child’s doctor about surgery.
You may find it helpful to see resources on your baby’s condition from Seattle Children’s:
- Brain and nervous system (neurosciences)
- Craniofacial conditions affecting the head and face
- Digestive system (gastroenterology and hepatology)
- Heart (cardiology)
- Kidneys (nephrology)
- Lungs (pulmonary medicine)
- Prenatal diagnosis and treatment
- Urinary tract (urology)
These websites may be helpful to learn more about your child’s condition:
- American Pediatric Surgical Association Resources for Parents
- National Organization for Rare Disorders
Seattle Children's hosts many support groups. Most are led by hospital staff, parent leaders or parent–staff partnerships. Some are sponsored and hosted by Seattle Children's but the leader is from a community organization.
- Heart to Heart Congenital Heart Defect Support Group
- Hydrocephalus Support Group
- NICU and Preemie Parent Support Group
- Parent Support Program
Other support (not sponsored by Seattle Children’s)
- If your baby will need care in our NICU and you have questions or would like to arrange a tour, contact us at 206-987-2675.
- If your baby is in our NICU and you need to reach a nurse, call 206-987-2041.