Specialty physicians and nursing staff are available to care for women who have moderate-risk conditions or develop complications during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum.
Memorial’s Level II Nurseries offer advanced care to newborns with special medical needs. To ensure that special needs are met, Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers’ Care Team includes:
- The mother’s obstetrician
- The baby’s physician
- Onsite Neonatal Partners
- Nurse clinicians
- Registered nurses certified in inpatient obstetrics and neonatal nursing
- Obstetric nurses specially trained in labor and delivery and mother/Baby Care
- Lactation consultants
- Social workers
Level II Nurseries
Some babies born at Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers require additional support during the transition period (the first hour or two after birth) and beyond. Onsite Neonatal Partners provides 24/7 in-house neonatology coverage to Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers. Onsite advocates for collaboration and communication with physician partners.
Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers’ Level II Nurseries can accommodate babies who require specialized care due to premature birth or other health issues. Our Level II Nursery staff works with families to educate them to the unique requirements of their baby, so they are comfortable with the newborn’s care.
A neonatologist, pediatrician, or family practitioner and Level II Nursery nurse work collaboratively to care for premature babies and those who need extra medical care. These babies may be treated for conditions such as respiratory difficulties, feeding problems, congenital abnormalities, infections, or low blood glucose levels. Babies in the Level II Nursery may require treatments such as IV fluids, oxygen, antibiotics, phototherapy, or assistance with breathing.