• Newborn Center
  • Information for Families

    We provide care, compassion and support

    For families with a child in the NICU

    A family with a baby in intensive care often needs nearly as much care, compassion and support as their infant. At Texas Children’s Newborn Center, we strive to provide each family with the help they need during this difficult time.

    You can rely on your baby’s health care team to answer any questions you have or to listen to your concerns and suggestions.

    Why a NICU?

    1 in 10 babies will require neonatal intensive care. Babies may need the specialized care of a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for many reasons.

    Why a NICU?

    Planning for NICU Care

    The specialists at Texas Children’s recommend that all expectant parents create a B.U.M.P., or baby urgent medical plan, so you’ll know where to turn if your baby requires NICU care.

    Planning for NICU Care

    What to Look for in a NICU

    Size and volume matters in a NICU because research shows that babies treated in hospitals with highly experienced staff who treat the most babies have better outcomes.

    What to Look for in a NICU

    Transferring your Baby to our NICU

    Some of the babies cared for by the Texas Children’s Newborn Center are born at nearby hospitals. Others are transferred to Texas Children's from around the region, state and even from hospitals in other parts of the U.S.

    Transferring Your Baby

    Tips for NICU Parents

    Our staff offers the tips for parents whose children may need to spend time in our NICU.

    Tips for NICU Parents

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We provide answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about NICU care.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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