Our History

The mission of Miracle Babies is to unite families with their critically ill newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and to reduce NICU admissions through prevention, education and research. Our tagline is Together for a better beginning, reflecting the importance of this family connection in the critical early weeks and months of an infant’s life and its linkage to improved health outcomes.

Where It Began

Founded in San Diego in 2009

Miracle Babies was founded by Dr. Sean Daneshmand, a board-certified obstetrician with extensive experience caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Inspired by his personal experience with his wife’s high- risk pregnancy and daughter Natalie being born prematurely.

Dr. Daneshmand has witnessed the struggles that many low-income families face when their baby is hospitalized. Dr. Daneshmand decided to focus the main effort of Miracle Babies on the distribution of direct financial assistance.

Miracle Babies serves families with hospitalized newborns in any San Diego County hospital, Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) and UCI Medical Center in Orange County. Our geographic reach is much wider, however: infants are often transported from neighboring counties. In fact, families from as far away as Saipan and Hawaii have benefited from our programs.

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