What to Expect

Staying at the hospital

Your child with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) will receive comprehensive care from our team of neonatologists who are experts in caring for premature infants. Multi-specialty care for your child includes regular assessments by cardiologists (heart doctors) and pulmonologists (lung doctors).

We ensure seamless care for your child as he or she transitions from the inpatient setting at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and other NICUs throughout the Bay Area, to our outpatient Cardiac and Respiratory Care for Infants with BPD (CRIB) clinic.

After you return home

When you visit our outpatient clinic, you can expect the following:

At a minimum, the CRIB Program will provide regular screening visits for your premature infant with severe BPD at about 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and 5 years of age. You can expect the following schedule of care, with the possibility of additional imaging studies and lab tests.

Chart displaying care and screenings for Cardiac and Respiratory Care for Infants with BPD patients