Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

The dedicated staff of NICU nurses and subspecialty-trained neonatologists in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine delivers comprehensive and compassionate care for premature and high-risk babies as well the entire family.

Our goal is to offer a complete range of medical and surgical services in a manner that fosters optimal development of the newborn infant as well as incorporates the family into care-plan initiatives.

Research Study: Erythropoietin and Melatonin for Very Preterm Infants with Intraventricular Hemorrhage

The goal of this research study is to see if high doses of melatonin and erythropoietin (EPO) are safely tolerated by preterm babies born before 32 weeks gestation with severe brain bleeds.

Learn More About the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine nurse with baby

Parent's Guide

In Johns Hopkins Children's Center's new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, family-friendly amenities are prominent, including all-private rooms with sleeping facilities and on-demand meals. Click below to view our parent's guide to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Patient Stories

A Baby’s “Cool” Battle with Brain Injury

Hadley Septembre’s first challenge coming into the world was umbilical cord prolapse, a childbirth complication in which the umbilical cord drops through the open cervix into the vaginal canal ahead of the baby. In such cases the baby can press against the cord and block vital oxygen supply to the brain, a life-threatening condition called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE. Read more about Hadley's story.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, Level 8
1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287