Sick or premature babies are admitted to the advanced nursery, where they are kept in flat, open beds with a warmer overhead, or incubators that provide heat to keep them warm. Most babies in the advanced NICU need help with their breathing. If this is the case, they will be connected to a ventilator or receive oxygen via other methods.
Your baby can be fed with your pumped breast milk or special formula through a feeding tube. Heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels are continuously monitored by machines, so our team can adjust your baby’s care quickly when needed.
Babies are transferred to the intermediate nursery when their condition improves, and they no longer need intensive monitoring. We invite you to ask questions. We encourage you to visit as often as possible – to hold, touch, talk to, and care for your baby as his or her condition allows.
Parents may call the NICU any time to ask about their baby. When you call, ask for the nurse caring for your baby, and use the last name of the baby's mother. We realize grandparents and other family members are concerned; however, to protect the privacy and confidentiality of our families, we only give information to the baby’s parents.
Advanced NICU – 713-791-7366