Tender Care for Tiny Lives
For over twenty years the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills has been caring for premature and medically fragile infants. We hope you never need us, but should the need arise we are well-equipped to care for infants requiring immediate, advanced care.
Every newborn is special to us. But sometimes babies arrive a little too early or have needs that require extra attention. The NICU at The Women’s Hospital provides a full complement of board certified neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, experienced nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and pediatricians. We provide a full range of specialized, family-centered services–intensive, intermediate and continuing care–for premature and medically fragile newborns.
While Saddleback Medical Center plans for perfect deliveries and healthy babies, it has an on-site level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an expert team dedicated to caring for medically fragile infants who require special attention.
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. Skin-to-skin care involves placing a diaper-clad, premature infant in an upright position on a parent’s bare chest – tummy to tummy – with the infant’s head turned so that the ear is above the parent’s heart. Kangaroo Care is safe and beneficial even if the infant is connected to high-tech equipment.
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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.
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.
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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