Treatments for Premature Birth

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Premature babies can have a wide variety of health challenges, but the three most common problems are temperature regulation, breathing difficulties and feeding problems. 

For babies born before 27 weeks (micro preemies) we have a small baby unit designed just for them. This provides a soothing, low-light environment with minimal noise and uniquely trained staff.

Our treatment approach includes your family in your baby’s care. You are a vital part of your child’s ability to heal and to thrive. You will learn a lot of new information and gain a great deal of confidence about caring for your tiny new baby. Our NICU team will be right there with you during this process, working toward the day that your baby will be strong enough and well enough to go home.

Treatments We Provide

Breathing Treatments for Premature Babies

Premature babies may have breathing problems because their lungs are not fully developed. We offer steroid shots to pregnant mothers who are likely to deliver early, to help with lung development. We also offer breathing support and treatment to premature babies after birth.

Feeding Assistance for Premature Babies

Babies born before 35 to 37 weeks may have problems swallowing. We provide feeding assistance and lactation consultants to make sure your baby's learning to swallow doesn't stop them from receiving plenty of nutrition to help them grow.

Temperature Regulation for Premature Babies

Preterm babies have a great deal of trouble maintaining their own body temperature. To assist with this, we will often keep them in a device called an incubator, which provides a heated, humidified environment until they’re better able to regulate their temperature.