Each newborn baby is carefully checked at birth for signs of problems or complications.
Giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent.
Advances in technology have helped improve the care of sick newborns.
Most parents find that becoming involved with their baby's care gives them a sense of control and helps them become closer to their baby.
Additional information regarding breastfeeding a high-risk newborn.
Each baby must be individually evaluated for readiness and the family must be prepared to provide any special care for the baby.
NICU Transport Team
Making Special Deliveries
The Woman's Hospital Neonatal Transport Team moves premature babies born at rural hospitals to the neonatal intensive care unit at either Woman's Hospital or The Baby Suites at River Oaks Hospital. The transport team, consisting of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency medical technicians, works under the direction of neonatalogists associated with Woman's Hospital and River Oaks Hospital.
NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care)
Expert care for infants with special health needs
Woman's Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides exceptional care for critically ill or premature infants. Our specially trained neonatal care professionals utilize the latest technological advances to deliver expert diagnosis and treatment. Our NICU is staffed 24 hours a day by highly specialized neonatal care nurses and doctors who are focused on the needs of newborns and parents. The NICU provides care for:
- Premature infants
- Birth defects and genetic syndromes
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Infections or sepsis
- Kidney disorders
- Major neonatal surgical needs
- Respiratory disorders