Care for Newborns Who Need Extra Help

Care for Newborns Who Need Extra Help

When things don’t go perfectly, you’re still in great hands.

While most babies enter the world without a hitch, a small percentage need extra care — and Swedish is an especially good place for them to get it. Just a handful of hospitals in our area have a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (also known as a NICU), and the one at Swedish First Hill is the most experienced. In fact, more than 800 newborns receive care here every year.

In this special nursery, babies as premature as 28 weeks — that’s about three months early — receive care from neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other caregivers who specialize in treating our most delicate and vulnerable patients.

If your baby is born at another Swedish birth center and needs special care, she’ll be brought to the Level III NICU at First Hill in an ambulance designed and equipped just for babies.

Learn more about Swedish’s NICU facilities.

You’re also welcome to contact us directly with any questions:

Maternal and Fetal Specialty Center
1229 Madison
First Hill Campus, Nordstrom Tower
Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104

Call 206-386-BABY (2229)

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