Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU has both intermediate care area (for babies who are not quite sick but requires specialized care) and the intensive care area (for babies requiring life support and close monitoring).
Most babies admitted in the NICU are premature or may have problems during delivery showing signs of medical condition such as heart problems, infections, or birth defects in the first few days of life.
Location: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located at the 3rd Floor Left Wing of the hospital (Delivery Complex)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I visit the baby?
Parents are encouraged to visit and spend time with their NICU babies. Other family members can visit from 9:00am to 11:00am and 5:00 pm to 8:00pm. Siblings may not be allowed in the NICU because children have a greater risk of passing on an illness or be infected by the patients.
Can we all go inside the NICU?
Unfortunately, the number of people inside the NICU is kept to one person at a time with the parent.
Can the parents hold their babies in NICU?
Depending on the condition of the baby, parents are often allowed to hold the baby even if he/she is on life support or with intravenous lines.
Can I pump breast milk for my baby inside the NICU?
Fe Del Mundo Medical Center is a mother-baby friendly hospital and breastfeeding is highly encouraged. A dedicated place inside the NICU is available anytime for breast milk pumping or if allowed by the neonatologist, direct feeding may be done to the babies.