History of Miracle Babies at Northside
Miracle Babies was founded in 2009 by Dr. Sean Daneshmand, a board certified obstetrician with extensive experience caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, to provide support to families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
In partnership with the Northside Hospital Foundation, Miracle Babies at Northside Hospital was launched in 2012. Your support of the Miracle Babies fund provides resources and financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).
How Does Your Gift Help?
The Miracle Babies Fund through the Northside Foundation provides transportation assistance and support to over 200+ families annually. Northside Hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in the country. In our Level III Special Care Nurseries (NICU), as many as 125 premature and special-needs babies are cared for at one-time. Many families spend days, weeks or even months in the unit and are not able to handle extra needs and expenses associated with their stay. Unplanned time-off from work and increased travel to-and-from the hospital is a new reality for them.
By providing financial assistance to parents, we hope to relieve families of stress and increase time parents are able to spend in the NICU with their newborn. This additional time helps emotionally support parents and improves rates of breastfeeding and Kangaroo Care.