The following are some of the specially trained health care professionals who will be involved in the care of your baby:
- Neonnatologist is a pediatrician with additional training in the care of sick and premature babies. The neonnatologist supervises pediatric fellows and residents, nurse practitioners, and nurses who care for babies in the NICU.
- Respiratory therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Lactation consultants
- Social workers
- Hospital chaplains
we provide specialized care for the tiniest patient, newborn babies who need intensive medical attention. A pediatrician with additional training takes care of sick and premature babies. Specially trained health care professionals will be involved in the care of a baby. .I.e. Neonatologist (pediatrician with additional training) pediatric resident and nurses.
Some newborn babies will require care in a NICU, and giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent. Unfamiliar sights, sounds, and equipment in the NICU can be overwhelming. This information is provided to help you understand some of the problems of sick and premature babies. You will also find out about some of the procedures that may be needed for the care of your baby.
Reasons Why Your Baby Might Be Sent to the NICU :
- Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS).
- Sepsis or infection.
- Perinatal depression.
- Maternal chorioamnionitis.