Monday, May 20

Has your baby spent time in the NICU? Tell us about it.

Across the country, neonatal intensive care units provide critical care to critically ill babies.

This care can save lives, but it also comes at a price, as some parents report receiving multimillion-dollar bills for their children’s hospital stays. Some researchers have questioned whether too many babies are being admitted to the NICU and whether a profit motive is at play.

The New York Times is looking to hear from readers who can share their recent experiences with NICU care. Listening to families about their experiences helps us better understand where we should focus our reporting.

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