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Neonatal ICU at Poudre Valley Hospital

 Holding your baby skin-to-skin on your chest helps regulate baby's heart rate and breathing.
Caring for your premature or critically-ill baby closer to home

The Neonatology Care Team welcomes you and your family to the Level IIIa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at PVH. We provide care and services babies who were born prematurely or who have special health concerns. The NICU is the only unit of its kind between the Denver area and Billings, Montana.

We understand the stresses that come with the birth of a baby who needs special care. We recognize that you and your family are your baby's main source of strength and support. Our philosophy of family-centered care nurtures those strong bonds between infants and their families that begin before birth. Our goal is to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcomes for your baby.

The neonatal ICU

Our NICU team includes highly specialized physicians and nurses who are trained to take care of these tiny newborns - and their parents, too!

We offer many services to the parents of babies in the NICU. We have certified lactation specialists to help you with breastfeeding and many other specialists that can answer any questions about your baby's care. If your baby is going to be a patient in the NICU for a while, we will provide you with a special NICU version of our book Becoming a Family (en Español) and additional handouts that will help you care for your baby.

Our intensive care unit staff routinely cares for babies born from 28 to 36 weeks gestation as well as those with respiratory problems, infections, low blood sugar and jaundice. To provide this high level of care, the NICU has state-of-the-art equipment to help your baby.

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