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, unexpected difficulties and challenges can occur. Fortunately, advances in technology have helped improve the care of sick newborns.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides the best care for sick or premature babies in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our NICU is the most advanced in the region with access to many pediatric specalists including experts at the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin. Under the care of specialized physicians and other health care providers, babies have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
- Pulse oximetry screening: Learn more about how this simple test can save a life.
- Pregnancy risks: Read a blog post from Michael Earing, MD, about pregnancy risks for women with congenital heart disease. .
- Imporance of breastfeeding: Watch an interview with Lisa Brock, RN, IBCLC, RLC, about the importance of breastfeeding. .
- Learn from our specialists: Read the latest pregnancy and fetal care blog posts.
Now more than ever, mothers-to-be have access to current information, advanced technologies, and skilled medical personnel to help them plan for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
Here are links to other websites with information about pregnancy and childbirth. We hope you find these sites helpful, but remember we do not control or endorse the information presented on these websites, nor do these sites endorse the information contained here.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Medical Association
American Psychological Association
Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, part of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
March of Dimes
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome