Maternal Fetal Care
Perinatology, also called Maternal - Fetal Medicine, is a subspecialty within the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Our All Children's Perinatology Specialists provide care for pregnant women and their fetuses. With years of experience in managing a wide variety of complex maternal-fetal conditions, they work to keep both mother and infant as healthy as possible.
Dedicated to improving outcomes for newborns through collaborative approaches to care, from pregnancy through delivery, NICU admission and post-discharge follow-up.
In this age of ever-increasing technology, how do newborns experience love and nurturing in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit? Kangaroo Care - a method of developmental care for babies - is the foundation for healthy emotional relationships and provides optimal neuro-sensory input for the infant's developing brain.
NICU 101: What to Expect
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s NICU is a state-of-the-art intensive care facility dedicated to providing your infant with the highest level of care. Family-centered care means that parents are encouraged to spend as much time as possible in their infant’s room. Infants in the NICU are assigned to one of three patient care teams. Every morning, your infant’s care team will complete “morning rounds” at the bedside, discussing your infant’s condition and changes to the plan of care.
Neonatal Follow-up Clinic
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers a Neonatal Follow-up Clinic staffed by pediatricians with extensive experience in monitoring and coordinating the special developmental needs and additional subspecialty follow-up appointments of many of our NICU patients following discharge.
Early Steps Program
Following discharge from the NICU, qualifying infants may be enrolled in Children’s Medical Services’ Early Steps Program, an early intervention program for infants at risk for developmental needs.
The Breast Milk Depot
Johns Hopkins All Children's NICU maintains a state-of-the-art Breast Milk Depot for the storage, processing, and distribution of mother's own breast milk for each infant. In addition, donor breast milk is available for our most premature infants.