Perinatal Care Coordination: Supporting Families from Pregnancy, Delivery and Transition to Home

San Diego Neonatology, Inc. staff provides care coordination for parents expecting more than one baby, a baby with congenital anomaly, and premature or sick newborns. Through highly trained neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and advanced-practice nurses, families are ensured a smooth transition from perinatal care and birth to neonatal care.

Our comprehensive neonatal services include:

• Guidance through the health care system.

• Coordination of resources between hospitals, clinics and providers.

• Support through perinatal care, labor, delivery, and care of infants.

• Postnatal follow-up care by providing referrals and answering questions.

• Intensive care for preterm and term newborn infants.

• Attendance at high-risk pregnancies.

• Consultations with families whose pregnancy has been complicated by a diagnosis of birth defects, multiple gestation or probable preterm delivery.

• Transport services for ill newborns.

• Complete pre- and post-operative care.

• Conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilation.

• Inhaled nitric oxide therapy.

• Therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

• Coordination of subspecialty medical consultations.

• Telephone consultations with other physicians.

• Clinical research.

• Educational presentations for healthcare providers and neonatal and prenatal organizations.

• Breastfeeding program.