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Neonatal Services

1 in 7 babies born will need support from the Neonatal Team.

Babies can be admitted to neonatal care for a number of reasons, including when they:

  • are born early – 1 baby in 13 is born early, and babies born before 34 weeks may need extra help with breathing, feeding and keeping warm
  • are very small and have a low birthweight
  • have an infection
  • have a mother who has diabetes
  • have jaundice
  • had a very difficult birth
  • are waiting for, or recovering from, complex surgery