If your baby is born premature or critically ill, we have the advanced medical capabilities and expertise to help you and your newborn through those first fragile days.
Neonatal Intensive Care
To learn more about neonatal intensive care services at NHRMC, please call (910) 667-7000.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital is home to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Here, premature or critically ill babies receive technically advanced, lifesaving care to help them grow stronger. Our NICU team also encourages developmentally supportive care, where human touch is used to promote a baby's emotional wellness.
Space for You and Your Baby
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit continues the hospital's commitment to family-centered care by providing generous family space for loved-ones to gather during this time. Highlights include:
- Technologically advanced neonatal monitors
- 5 nationally recognized neonatologists
- 45 all-private rooms
- Family kitchen and lounge
NicView Offers Families a View of Baby
Our streaming camera system, NicView, lets you access streaming images of your baby when you are away from the hospital. A camera mounted on your baby's crib sends continuous images 24 hours a day. You can share these images with family members and friends by providing them with a secure login.
We involve parents in all aspects of care and embrace them as members of the care team. Even after their baby has been discharged, many parents contribute to the care we deliver and support each other through our Neonatal Family Advisory Council.
Below is a playlist of Education for parents with a child in the NICU. Click the icon in the top left of the video window to select a specific video from the playlist.
When your pregnancy and childbirth don't go quite as expected, and your baby needs to be admitted to the NICU, it can be a very stressful experience. Often, there is no way to truly prepare. But there are resources in the community to help. For information, please ask a member of our staff for assistance.