High Risk Delivery and NICU Care for Premature Newborns
Missouri Baptist Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for premature babies with birth weight of more than 1000 grams and gestational age of more than 28 weeks.
Should your baby be born early or have special health needs, he or she will receive the benefit of a unique collaboration right here in our NICU.
We’ve brought together Missouri Baptist NICU staff with Washington University Neonatologists and Pediatricians from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country, for an unparalleled quality of care in high risk situations or multiple births.
At every high-risk delivery, in addition to the delivery team, there is a pediatrician or neonatologist, and a specially-trained nurse who are there specifically for the babies. If you are having multiple babies, there is a team for each baby.
In addition, through our own Center for Women’s Wellness and Fetal Health, we provide a team of Washington University obstetricians specially trained in high-risk pregnancies, genetic counselors, ultrasound technologists, nurses, perinatologists and pediatric specialists who are experts in preventative care. Meaning that we don’t just react to emergencies. We take measures to prevent and control complications.
Your baby receives this top-level care without having to leave Missouri Baptist. But rest assured, should your baby require surgery or an extremely high level of care, he or she will be transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Our Well Baby Nursery
Should you need a break or wish to take a nap, the well-baby nursery at MoBap offers a serene, safe and nurturing environment for your baby. Our specialized care team bathe, swaddle, rock and care for each baby around-the-clock. They will also bottle feed your baby with breast milk or formula, based on your instructions.
Additionally, the well-baby nursery is the place where your baby will undergo his/her pediatric exams, including jaundice and hearing tests. You can have your nurse deliver your baby - and pick him/her up - at the well-baby nursery anytime during your stay. You can rest easy knowing we're here for you and your baby whenever you need us.
To learn more, call us at (314) 996-LIFE (5433) or toll-free (800) 392-0936 or email us.