Neonatal Intensive Care

State-of-the-art healing for newborns.

When newborns arrive early or have medical complications, they need a special place to grow and heal. The neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Sharp are state-of-the-art environments that provide around-the-clock, lifesaving care for newborns and their families.

The family is an important part of the care for these newborns, and parents are encouraged to hold, change and visit with their babies throughout the day. Specialized staff provide instruction on breastfeeding, caring for fragile newborns and other skills to prepare parents to care for their babies at home.

The staff includes physicians and nurses who specialize in neonatology, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists, lactation specialists, social workers and respiratory therapists.

Sharp HealthCare has neonatal intensive care units at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. These special units are the optimum environment for newborn health and growth.

Find a San Diego OBGYN
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

For More OBGYN, Pregnancy and Childbirth Information

To find general information about pregnancy and childbirth, visit Pregnancy and Childbirth in Adult Health or read the Pregnancy and Childbirth News archive.