No one wants to go into a pregnancy being concerned about possible complications, but for some women, there are risks associated with pregnancy. While most high-risk women will have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, it's good to know you can deliver at a hospital that is specially equipped to care for preemies.

From premature babies to twins, triplets or more, the neonatal specialists at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children are uniquely qualified to take care of your newborn and any special needs he or she might have.

Expert NICU Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Our Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed with an interdisciplinary team to ensure that your tiny bundle of joy receives the best possible start.

Our highly skilled neonatologists work together with neonatal nurse practitioners to provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. Therapists, registered nurses and social workers round out the team so you can be confident your infant is getting the highest level of care available in the New Orleans area.

We offer the latest treatments – such as total body cooling, in which the temperature of infants who don’t have enough oxygen at birth is intentionally lowered – to amenities such a donor breast milk program.

But we provide loving, holistic care for the entire family, with services such as:

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Conditions We Treat

If your child is born with one of the following conditions, the NICU at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children offers leading-edge treatments and protocols to increase your infant’s health and wellbeing. Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of what we can do, common conditions we treat include:

Neonatal Transport Team

The Neonatal Transport Team at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children is comprised of specially-trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists. Critically ill infants may be transported in an ambulance, helicopter or airplane, depending on the location.

NICU Graduate Clinic

The care we provide high-risk infants doesn’t end when you leave our NICU. Through our partners with the Tulane University School of Medicine, we offer a NICU Graduate Clinic that serves as a liaison between the NICU team, pediatrician and subspecialists in order to smooth the transition home, provide ongoing support to the patients and their families and help ensure the patient receives the highest quality medical care.

Call (504) 988-4158 to learn more.