Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a place where your premature baby and sick newborn babies are treated by specialists ones who are professionals. It is also known as an "intensive care nursery" or "newborn intensive care unit."

What Is NICU?

When your baby no longer requires the high-level care provided in the neonatal intensive care unit, they will shift to a special care nursery or baby unit. In the NICU, professionals and advanced staff support equipment will be available for the high level of child care. 

When Babies Require Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

The babies need to be transferred to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to the following conditions:

– Premature baby,
– Complications during labor
breathing problems,
Birth defects, infections, or the baby requires surgery
– Low birth weight (Below 2.5 kg)
– A twin, triplet, or from other numerous births

What To Expect in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?

You have to be careful when your baby is taking treatment in the NICU. In the Neonatal intensive care unit, babies can become infected quickly because their condition is too critical. They can catch the Flu, diarrhea, and colds. So, sanitization is essential for everyone who meets with the children in the NICU. 

In the Neonatal intensive care unit, The baby is under a heated cot to keep their body at the correct temperature. There will be equipment, i.e., A ventilator to assist in breathing, machines to deliver fluids and medicines via tubes in their veins, and monitors, which are connected to the baby’s body to check their heart rate, breathing rate, and oxygen levels.


Conclusion: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cradle Children’s Hospital is where sick and premature babies are treated intensively.

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