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Hospital installs webcams in NICU so families can see them from their beds

POSTED: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 9:04am

Web cams aren't just for adults anymore, now babies are in on the technology.

Little baby Bauer Keller was the first baby in Billings, Montana to be seen on the Nicview Webcam System.

When high risk babies are born, they're immediately sent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and now parents, like Kori and Jeff Keller, will be able to see them from their hospital beds.

"So to be able to wake up and see his chest rising and falling and my husband's hands inside the incubator being able to touch him was a sense of relief that I don't know I could put into words," says Kori Keller.

The Kellers were the first patients to use the web cam when baby Bauer was born, mom saw Bauer for the first time through Nicview from her recovery room. The Keller family lost their baby girl Ramsey two days after she was born, and she wasn't able to monitor her daughter from her hospital room.

"If we would have had the Nicview cam, we would have seen distress. They maybe could have told us a little bit earlier that there was distress we maybe could have been there sooner than what we were," says Keller.

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