Ready for the Unexpected
Most babies arrive perfectly healthy, but sometimes newborns need extra care in their first days, weeks, or months. Your doctor may explain that you and your baby are at higher risk if:
- You know or suspect your baby will arrive prematurely
- You are expecting multiples
- You are aware that your baby has a serious medical issue
If your pregnancy falls into one of these categories, your doctor may encourage you to choose the Theda Birth Center at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.
The Best Care, Just Minutes Away
Theda Birth Center has a partnership with the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. This level 3 nursery handles premature and critically ill infants who may need extra care.
If your baby is at risk, a NICU team will be waiting in the delivery room, ready to make a quick transfer. Your baby will have access to state-of-the art equipment and specialized care, including:
- Intravenous antibiotics
- Ventilators and oxygen support
- Medical assistance with feeding
- Intervention to maintain body temperature
- Pediatric surgery
Even if you don’t deliver at Theda Birth Center, an ambulance or the ThedaStar helicopter can rapidly transport your baby from any of ThedaCare’s hospitals to the intensive care nursery when specialized services are needed.
Learn more about Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley