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Parent Care

Welcome to The Simpson Neonatal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE)

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Neonatal Care

For most parents, pregnancy is a time of excitement, of planning for the birth and dreaming of a perfect, healthy baby.

However, sometimes babies arrive unexpectedly early, or they can be unwell at birth and require admission to the neonatal unit for investigation and treatment.


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Care in NICU

How do I connect (bond) with my baby in the NICU?

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360º Tour

View our immersive 360º Virtual Tour of the unit


Equipment FAQ

Be comfortable & understand the equipment in NICU

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Preparing for home

Caring for your baby at home after the neonatal unit

Other helpful information

Further tips to help in your journey

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Support for parents

Supporting families in neonatal care


Staff Tips

Helping you on your NICU journey


Parent Tips

Hear their experiences



A few friendly faces of the Neonatal Team

Unsure where to begin?

Start with our helpful bonding with your baby

Neonatal Team

Meet the Neonatal Team

A few friendly faces you'll see