Neonatal Intensive Care
Bringing a new baby into the world is a miraculous event, but even more so are the extraordinary physiological changes the baby will go through once he/she is outside the mother’s womb. Some of these changes include:
- The lungs begin to breathe on their own
- The circulatory system changes
- The digestive system, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary system begin to process and break down food into waste
- The immune system begins to work independently
Some infants may have difficulty making these adjustments, especially babies who were born prematurely, with low birth weight, or with birth defects. These babies need special care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
At the Colorado Institute for Maternal & Fetal Health, we are focused on providing exceptional care for your delicate newborn.
We have two state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Units, also called the NICU, with the technology and expert staff to care for virtually any infant medical condition. Our NICU at Children’s Hospital Colorado is designated a Level 3C, the highest distinction granted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our NICU at the University of Colorado Hospital has a Level 3B designation, allowing us to treat conditions such as infant cardio-respiratory complications, premature birth, and birth defects.
To learn more, visit maternalfetalinstitute.org/neonatology.