For Halloween, tiny turtles, cookie cuties, little bees and others bring sweetness to the Swedish neonatal intensive care unit
It's Halloween time and our Swedish neonatal intensive unit caregivers do their very best to help ease the scaries for new parents and their littles with adorable handmade costumes, love and the best care anywhere for babies and their families.
For the second year in a row, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Care Manager Katelyn Mccullough has volunteered her own time to make the costumes by hand. This year, she created more than 50 costumes; among them were cookies and milk for a set of twins, Captain America and a little Seattle Seahawk — even Taylor Swift made an appearance, complete with a pint-sized edition of her trademark glittery guitar. Parents were welcome to take the costumes home with them.
"Being in the NICU is such a rollercoaster ride and we try and present this [to parents] for a moment of joy and positivity for the whole unit," says Katelyn Mccullough.
This special touch is just one reason why Swedish delivers more babies than any health system in western Washington State. Watch this short video for a sweet treat from Swedish.
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Every year, more babies are born at Swedish than at any other health system in western Washington. Visit our website to learn more about midwives at Swedish and how they can partner with you to create the most personalized birthing experience possible. Swedish has three birth centers — First Hill, Issaquah and Edmonds — making it convenient for people who live or work in the Seattle, Eastside and North End areas. Swedish patients can take classes, meet other families, get help with lactation and go for new parents and well-baby checkups at The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns at our First Hill birth center. You can also get expert advice there and help with wellness.
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