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Neonatal care

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Babies that require extra care are also described as receiving neonatal care. Neonatal care is the type of care a baby born premature or sick receives in a neonatal unit. Units are a part of hospitals which provide care for babies who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks), with a medical condition which needs treatment, or at a low birthweight.

We know that having a baby in neonatal care is likely to bring up a whole range of emotions, and some of these can be hard to face.

It may be that you feel anxious about why your baby has been born prematurely or sick, or about the treatment they are receiving. The team of health professionals can give you more information about your baby’s condition and the needs they have.

The animation below helps to explain what to expect if your baby needs extra care.

The East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network website provides information for parents with babies on the neonatal wards.

Get involved

The Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership would love to hear your feedback about Lincolnshire neonatal services.  You can also volunteer and help shape services for future neonatal families.

Neonatal care and support in Lincolnshire

Neonatal care at Lincoln Hospital

Neonatal care at Boston Hospital

Family integrated care

Neonatal Outreach Team

Family and baby workers (FAB)

Support for siblings

Frequently asked questions

Neonatal care in the region

East Midlands Neonatal Network - Map to show locations of units

Neonatal care in Grimsby

Neonatal care in Nottingham

Neonatal care in Peterborough

Neonatal care in Kings Lynn

Support for neonatal families

Lincolnshire Talking Therapies can support neonatal families in Lincolnshire who are struggling with their wellbeing.

The East Midlands Neonatal Network provides information about where to get different types of support for neonatal families.

Bliss are there to support parents and families of premature or sick babies.

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