Newborn Conditions Requiring Specialty Care

If your newborn experiences complications that require specialty care before, during or after delivery,you want to know your baby’s care is with the most skilled specialists available.

Our neonatal team at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital cares for newborns at every stage of development, including premature, late pre-term and full-term. Our care for critically ill newborns is consistently ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

With an experienced team of newborn specialists, physicians, nurses and other care providers, we will give your newborn the expert attention and compassionate care he or she needs for every condition we treat, including:

Coordinated, Interdisciplinary Newborn Care

Whether a newborn has a common condition like jaundice or a rare genetic disorder, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s has the broad experience and expertise to help. Our care team works together to provide a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary plan that includes families as an essential part of the team, every step of the way.

For expectant mothers who may be experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, we work closely with Maternal Fetal Medicine experts and other pediatric specialists to provide seamless care on the same campus to ensure needs are met for both the mother and newborn.

State-of-the-Art Treatments and Equipment Designed for Newborns

One of our goals at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is for parents to take comfort knowing their child will receive the most advanced care. Our neonatal specialists have pioneered treatments and advanced newborn care all over the world–from developing cooling therapy for high-risk infants to promoting family-centered care.

We use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment, instruments and treatments designed for the tiniest patients, like the Rainbow Flex neonatal surgical bed. The world’s first surgical bed developed specifically for tiny newborns, the Rainbow Flex was designed by a team of clinical specialists at UHRainbow Babies & Children’s. It is now used across the country at many children’s hospitals to provide the best surgical and healing environment for newborns. The unique design of the bed allows caregivers to have control over the baby’s position and access from all sides during surgery while keeping the infant at optimal warmth.

Our specialists also use advanced technology such as bedside ultrasound, nitric oxide, state-of the-art ventilators and a sophisticated heart-lung machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO),that provides support for babies with breathing difficulties. In many cases, this equipment is not only life-saving or life-prolonging, it has been scientifically proven to improve the infant’s long-term quality of life–which is our ultimate goal.