The neonatologists at Miracle Hospital have received both national and worldwide acclaim for their work as pioneers and innovators in the field of neonatology, also known as newborn care. Miracle is a Level III perinatal center and high-dependency unit (HDU), and it serves as a national model for specific procedures and practices in the treatment of preterm newborns. Miracle also provides the most up-to-date technology, therapies, and methods.
Each year, we provide treatment for more than 300 babies who are in serious condition. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which has ten beds, is recognized for taking care of newborns who were born extremely prematurely as well as children who were born with medical problems like jaundice or anemia.
Premature newborns, defined as those who were born three weeks or more before their due date, as well as full-term newborn babies who require critical care, are treated at Miracle Hospital. During their first few weeks of life, these newborns frequently deal with a range of tough health issues, which may include the following:
- Birth asphyxia
- Birth defects
- Brain injuries
- Chronic lung disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Hole in heart
- Infections, including sepsis
- Inguinal hernia
- Low birth weight
- Low blood pressure and low blood sugar
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Neonatal hemochromatosis
- Neonatal intestinal obstruction
- Newborn infection
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Abnormal retina development/retinopathy
- Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypoplasia
- Respiratory disease, including underdeveloped lungs
Board-certified neonatologists on staff at Miracle Hospital provide the most cutting-edge medical treatment possible. They collaborate closely with a wide variety of pediatric specialists and surgeons, newborn nurse practitioners, and neonatal respiratory specialists to deliver this level of care.
Why Choose Miracle Hospital for Neonatal Care?
Both the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the hospital’s high dependency unit (HDU) welcome visitors and their families. We provide care not just for the infant, but also for the mother and father, who are coping with the mental and emotional strain of having a sick child in the hospital with them. Parents and other legal guardians are welcome to see their children at any time of day or night. The visiting hours for siblings and other individuals are from midday to nine o’clock at night, and there are other limitations.
Families of newborns being treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Miracle Hospital have access to a variety of supporting services and programs, including social work, spiritual care, breastfeeding assistance, as well as physical, speech, and occupational therapy.
Babies who are not delivered at Miracle but still require treatment in the NICU may be taken there by ambulance. Dial 080 6611 6611 if you are a medical professional in need of a consultation or if you need to make arrangements for transfer to the newborn unit.
Why Would My Baby Need to Be in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?
Babies that have difficulty breathing due to prematurity or a condition might seek treatment in a NICU. Babies born with a sickness or condition that necessitates medication, monitoring, or surgery will get the specialized care they require in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Who are the people that work in the NICU (the team)?
Your child will be cared for by a huge team of skilled care personnel. Registered nurses, physicians (including pediatricians and neonatologists), nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, and lactation consultants are among those who work in hospitals.
How long will my child have to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit?
The most common query is how long your infant will be admitted to the NICU. The response varies widely depending on the cause for admission, and each infant is unique. We will keep you updated throughout the journey to assist you in planning for treatment and release. There is frequently a significant difference between preterm and term newborns. A basic rule of thumb for preterm newborns is that they will stay in the NICU until their due date. One of the primary reasons we keep our newborns in the NICU is the time it takes to establish adequate feeding. Remember that your kid is in the NICU because he or she is not a “healthy newborn,” which alters our expectations for their growth. Be patient with your kid and trust that they will let you know when they are ready to leave.
Which babies need the NICU?
Preterm infants (those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), infants with low birth weights (less than 5.5 pounds), and infants with medical conditions requiring specialized care make up the majority of infants admitted to the NICU. Additionally, many of these infants were born underweight. The NICU frequently receives admissions of twins, triplets, and other multiples. This is because they typically arrive earlier and are smaller than babies born as singletons. The NICU also provides treatment for infants who have medical disorders such as breathing difficulties, cardiac issues, infections, or birth deformities.
When will my baby be out of the NICU?
In general, we advise aiming for your due date. Babies that are born closer to their full term may arrive home earlier. Even after their due date, some very preterm babies may continue to require care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Typically, we anticipate that your baby will be nursing or taking a bottle, gaining weight, and being healthy.