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The Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic provides services to at-risk infants from birth to two years. Your infant may be at-risk if he/she was born earlier than the due date (premature) or had serious unexpected medical problems.
Our program works closely with primary care doctors to give the best care to your child. We cover the following:
Our team is made up of professionals who are experts in taking care of at-risk infants. They include:
We will see your infant regularly during the first two years of life. We suggest:
If your baby was born prematurely, we see them at 3, 7 and 12 months of age from the due date. We may need to see your child more often than the suggested schedule.
At each visit, your child will receive the following:
When Shea Tufts was born premature at 27 weeks, the Neonatal care team did CPR for 12 nerve-wracking minutes to help her heart beat on its own. Now an energetic preschooler, Shea's rocky first few months paved the way for her to thrive.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children has adopted a new process for transitioning premature infants to oral feeding.
For NICU staff, August 2016 marked 10 years of providing care for MGHfC’s most fragile patients and their families in a new space. The new NICU first opened in August 2006 and became a sacred space where staff and families shared life’s most difficult and beautiful moments and formed long-term bonds with one another.
Teens, adults, and now the rise of a new generation affected by the opioid crisis. According to federal statistics, every 25 seconds a baby is born-- helpless and hooked on opioids. Their battle to get clean is heart-wrenching.
Massachusetts hospitals are seeing evidence that the opioid epidemic is affecting the next generation, with an increasing number of babies being born exposed to drugs. The most recent state hospital data suggest that the rate of drug-dependent newborns has skyrocketed to about 16 in every 1,000 births — about three times the national average.
After 40 years and a trillion dollars, the nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are beyond crowded and there's a new outbreak in the heroin epidemic.
Natalia Nowakowski was born prematurely at 29 weeks with a host of medical issues. With help from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Special Care Nursery and the Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Natalia, now 3 years old, is a thriving as a happy, healthy preschooler with a love for music and dance.
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Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
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Waltham ClinicDr. Melissa Woythaler is now seeing patients at Mass General Waltham on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For an appointment at our Waltham location, please call 617-724-0161.
Mass General Waltham40 Second Ave, 3rd Floor, Suite 300Waltham, MA 02451Parking garage is free.
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