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NICU

When your newborn needs specialized care after birth, trust the board-certified pediatricians at UNC Medical Center’s Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Top-Quality Care

Get the highest level of neonatal care recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Rest assured your baby won’t need to be transferred to another hospital because our Level IV NICU team has the technology and experience to care for the tiniest and most critically ill babies.

What’s a Neonatologist?

A neonatologist is a pediatrician trained to diagnose and treat newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, congenital disorders (birth defects), premature births, and infections.

Services

Rely on our Level IV NICU to ensure your baby gets the proper care for growth and development. Care for your newborn is available around the clock and may include:

  • Intravenous (IV) therapy – Antibiotics (medicine) for infection also, delivers fluids, medicine, or blood Oxygen support – Ventilation to help babies breathe
  • Phototherapy – Light treatment for babies with jaundice
  • Special feeding – Feeding tube to provide babies with the proper nutrition
  • Surgery – Procedure to treat disease, repair an injury, or remove a body mass

Special Care Nursery Team

Gain from a knowledgeable team committed to helping your baby get well enough to go home. You’ll work with compassionate specialists, such as:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Neonatologists
  • Neonatal nurses
  • Pediatric hospitalists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll appreciate the chance to meet with a neonatologist before your baby is born.

Family-Centered Care

You and a support person can visit 24/7 to spend as much time as possible with your baby. Take advantage of the nearby Ronald McDonald Family Room for a home-like setting, with a fully stocked pantry, frequent meals, social gatherings, and free Wi-Fi access.

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