A neonatologist is a doctor who cares for newborn babies who are ill or were born too early (premature).
Infants often stay in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) until they are healthy enough to go home with their families.
Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond (online manual)
NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) house staff
NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) consultants and support staff
Pregnancy Care: Locations and services
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota: Neonatal services
First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/06/2009
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, director of clinical quality, Allina Medical Clinic