Trust Caldwell UNC Health Care for expert newborn care. Skilled, compassionate nurses and pediatricians will respond quickly to your baby’s needs after birth.
Find the 13-bed nursery located within the Caldwell UNC Family BirthPlace. It’s a Level I hospital nursery with well-newborn care. Rely on us to provide care and treatment to:
- Help your newborn breathe and restore blood flow (neonatal resuscitation) immediately after birth if necessary
- Evaluate and provide care to your healthy newborn infant
- Stabilize and provide care for your infant born early (35 to 37 weeks gestation)
Specialty Neonatal Care
Expect us to stabilize your newborn who is less than 35 weeks gestation or ill at birth until transfer to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for specialty care. Rest assured we work closely with referring hospitals near Lenoir for a safe transfer.
Newborn Care & Screenings
Most babies are born healthy. After birth, your baby will have a health assessment and newborn screenings. We’ll collect a few drops of blood by pricking your baby’s heel. North Carolina screens for several conditions, including congenital heart defects, metabolic disorders, and hearing difficulty.
Learn more about newborn screening in North Carolina [PDF] or Pruebas de detección en recién nacidos [PDF]
Count on us to keep your baby safe and secure at Caldwell UNC. You and your newborn will have matching identification bands put on after birth. Your nurse will tell you about security at the Family BirthPlace and nursery, including cameras on the unit and alarms on the doors. Our staff also follows other security processes for an extra layer of safety.
Newborn & Nursery Care Team
Your baby’s care may include experienced specialists, such as:
- Board-certified pediatricians
- Neonatal nurses
- Labor and delivery nurses
- Certified lactation consultant
Visiting the Nursery
If your baby has to stay in the nursery for care, you and one support person can spend as much time as possible breastfeeding and bonding with your baby.