Newborn Care (Neonatology)

The Highest Quality Prenatal and Newborn Care

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals - Neonatology At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, we care not only for your baby, but for you and your family as well. Both NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital are designated by the New York State Department of Health as Regional Perinatal Centers, recognizing our commitment to delivering the highest level of prenatal and newborn care. Your baby will benefit from the care and expertise of an academic medical center delivered in a comfortable, personal setting. Our hospital staff has the compassion, experience, and resources to address your needs and those of your baby — before and after birth.

  • Leading the Field: Our physicians have pioneered many of the techniques widely used in perinatal and neonatal medicine today. They are conducting research to further advance the field, benefiting mothers and their newborns everywhere. For example, our neonatologists, perinatologists, and obstetricians collaborated on research to shape the field of neonatology, including the development of the Apgar score for evaluating the health status of newborns.
  • A Team Approach: Our neonatal physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners have exceptional qualifications and training in the care of pregnant women and newborns. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists have subspecialty training, are board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, and have vast experience treating women with high-risk pregnancies.
  • Specialized Prenatal Care: When a baby is diagnosed with a problem while still in the womb, care begins during pregnancy. Care for women who are carrying fetuses diagnosed with an abnormality is available at The Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Fetal Care Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Patients have access to pediatric specialists with expertise in the management of fetal abnormalities, ranging from congenital heart issues and genetic disorders to brain and bladder conditions. Our prenatal specialists collaborate with renowned authorities in neonatology; pediatric cardiology, neurology, urology, cardiac surgery, and general surgery; genetics; and all other pediatric subspecialties to provide treatment as soon as possible after your child is born.
  • Well-Baby Nurseries: Our newborn nurseries feature kind and expert care from pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners nurses, nurse practitioners, and lactation consultants. We offer complete care of your newborn from delivery until the time you are ready to go home, giving you the guidance, support, and education you need to begin your new lives together. You may have your baby room in with you and/or have us take care of your infant in the nursery. Our team is also available to assist you with guidance about breastfeeding. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to your individual preferences, values, and needs.
  • Newborn Security: Newborn security is of utmost importance to our nursery staff. Mothers and their partners receive identification bracelets that match their infant’s bracelet. In addition, a security transmitter is placed on the infant at the time of admission and remains in place until discharge.
  • On-Site Neonatal Intensive Care: No one wants to think about the possible need for their baby to receive intensive care. But when that need does arise, we offer on-site Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at multiple locations, featuring the latest specialized newborn intensive care approaches and staffed by neonatologists (doctors with special training in the care of newborns) and specially trained nurses and nurse practitioners. Our teams are experienced in the care of the smallest and critically ill newborn babies. After your baby goes home, we offer neonatal follow-up programs to monitor your child's development during those very important early months and years of life.
  • Patient Transfers: Hundreds of newborn babies are transferred to our NICUs each year from hospitals in the greater New York metropolitan region for our expertise and technology. Doctors can arrange for the transport of infants to the NICU via specially staffed and equipped vehicles, 24/7, by calling 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828).


NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


Komansky Children's Hospital