Level II Nursery

Level II Nursery

Some babies require additional support during the transition period (the first hour or two after birth) and beyond.

Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers' Level II Nurseries can accommodate babies who require specialized care due to premature birth or other health issues. The 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. In addition, Onsite Neonatal Partners provides 24/7 in-house neonatology coverage to the Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers.

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.