Neonatal Care and Midwifery

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also called as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit concentrating in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonatal means the newborns to the first 28 days of life. Nurse practitioners for this are with advanced practice nurses who care for premature  and sick newborns in ICU, emergency or delivery rooms, and special clinics. Prematurity is a risk factor that follows early labour, a planned caesarean section, or pre-eclampsia. Midwifery is one of the health science or profession which mainly deals with pregnancy cases, childbirth, and the postpartum, besides reproductive health of women throughout their lives.