Every family looks forward to the birth of a healthy newborn. It is an exciting time with so much to look forward to. In some cases, though, unexpected difficulties and challenges occur along the way. Some newborns are considered high risk. This means that a newborn has a greater chance of complications because of conditions that occur during fetal development, pregnancy conditions of the mother, or problems that may occur during labor and birth. Some complications are unexpected and may occur without warning. Other times, there are certain risk factors that make problems more likely.
Fortunately, advances in technology have helped improve the care of sick newborns. Under the care of specialized physicians and other healthcare providers, babies have much greater chances for surviving and getting better today than ever before.
The Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, a cooperative effort of Children's Hospital and the Froedtert and the Medical College Birth Center, provides consultation and support throughout the pregnancy, delivery and the baby's first year. Learn more about Fetal Concerns Center services.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Find out more information about the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).