At all of our NICUs, specialized neonatal care teams give high-level medical care to the smallest and most fragile infants and encourage you to be as involved in your baby’s care as possible, too.
Our neonatal specialists at our Level 2 and Level 3 NICUs provide families with:
While your baby is in the NICU, our neonatal developmental specialists work one-on-one with your family to promote bonding and show you how to best meet your baby’s needs. We guide you through feeding, swaddling, and skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care), and help you prepare to bring your baby home.
After discharge, babies who are at risk for developmental delays receive ongoing care for up to two years at our NICU Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Clinic. Our specialists monitor your infant’s growth and developmental progress, and connect you with resources like speech, occupational, and physical therapists. We even have a Cortical Visual Impairment clinic at West Penn Hospital to treat infants with potential vision problems.
If we’re caring for your little one in one of our NICUs, you can call us directly to check in, anytime:
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