At Motherhood, the Division of Neonatal Care aims to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for critically ill, as well as recovering, neonates and infants. The Neonatal Care Unit (NICU) at Motherhood is a level III unit. The total number of beds is 70, including all the units in Bangalore – making us one of the largest neonatal care providers in the state. The highly qualified team of neonatologists and nurses, who specialise in the care of the newborn, offer high-intensity neonatal care, 24/7. There is a step-down Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) to take care of preterm babies, who need monitoring until they are fit for discharge, though they are growing rapidly and being fed well.
Motherhood Hospitals is equipped with invasive and non-invasive ventilation services. We also offer advanced ventilation programs in the form of High-Frequency Oscillation Ventilation (HFOV).
INHALED NITRIC OXIDE
Our hospital is dedicated to providing advanced therapy to babies with severe pulmonary hypertension.
TOTAL BODY COOLING
Some newborn babies experience asphyxia (it is an abnormal neurological state resulting from reduced levels of oxygen). The NICU has a servo-controlled machine with a water-filled cooling blanket where we keep the baby for monitoring. The body temperature of the baby is reduced to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33.5 degrees Celsius) and maintained for three days.