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Providing a helping hand
to infants and families in the NICU

for more than 25 years

Good Beginnings is here to help

Imagine the thrill of expecting a child. The newly decorated nursery, the hopes and dreams, the stirring of life within—and then unexpected complications. Prematurity, birth defects, infections, serious illness—these can rapidly turn dreams into nightmares.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Good Beginnings organization is a psychosocial support group for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Good Beginnings' purpose is to promote and advance the care of newborn infants at Cedars-Sinai.

The organization offers an array of outreach services and programs to benefit both families and NICU staff free of charge. Some of our programs and initiatives include facilitating a variety of weekly forums for parent-to-parent support where former NICU parents can guide and help other families through their NICU journey, hosting infant-care education opportunities for families being discharged with special needs infants, providing extensive bereavement support to families experiencing a loss, offering continued education to the NICU staff, as well as funding neonatal medical research.