Tender Care for Tiny Lives
Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at MemorialCare Medical Centers in Southern California are home to heroic and tender care for infants. Dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists, dietitians, lactation consultants and other members of the care teamwork to save the fragile lives of infants born too sick or too early. We offer the latest in treatments and developmental care, with a special emphasis on family centered care. We encourage parents to spend as much time with their baby as possible to help promote healing.
Many high-risk pregnancies and high-risk multiples throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties in Southern California are referred to MemorialCare Medical Centers. Our neonatal intensive care units offer around-the-clock neonatologists, specialized nurses, respiratory therapists, and equipment to provide intensive care to infants whenever needed.
Your baby may be admitted to the NICU for several reasons. If your newborn needs a little extra attention for a few days or is born premature or critically ill, we can provide quality, safe, state-of-the-art medical care.
Some babies may stay in the NICU for up to three months. That’s why communication and collaboration between your baby’s care team and your family is of utmost importance. Our specially trained care team understands that your baby’s discharge from the NICU is an exciting time for your family, but we also understand that it may feel overwhelming at times. Please don’t hesitate to ask your care team any questions you may have about follow-up care. We will make every effort to manage your specific needs so that you and your family will feel safe and well prepared to care for your infant at home.
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At MemorialCare, we believe that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby. To make the most informed choice about this important decision, we encourage you to attend our breastfeeding class during your seventh to ninth month of pregnancy.
MemorialCare teaches and encourages Kangaroo Care, which has been shown to have a significant impact on survival and growth rates and can decrease the number of days in the hospital.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
When you’re expecting, there are many decisions to make—but none is as important as choosing the health care team who will help deliver your baby. It’s easy to see why so many families choose MemorialCare as the best place to deliver their baby.
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