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Where are babies taken to receive special care after birth?


Newborn babies who need intensive medical care are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU combines advanced technology and trained health staff to give special care to the tiniest patients.

Why do babies go to special care after birth?

Babies may need to be in a special care nursery because: they were born prematurely and need extra care. they may have health issues such as jaundice, low blood sugar or temporary breathing problems. they were born with a low birth weight.

What is it called to take care of babies after birth?

A neonatal nurse cares for newborn babies. They help new parents hold, bathe, and feed their baby, and often act as a bridge between the parent and the specialists working with the infant.

What is it called when you take care of babies in the hospital?

2. NICU nurse. NICU nurses work in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital. They care for newborns and premature infants.