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Is it usual to take baby to another hospital and leave mom if that other one has nicu?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It happens.

Some hospitals don't have nicus or may not have adequate coverage for their own nicu.
If the baby is premature or sick and needs a higher level of care, the doctors will transfer the baby to a place that's safer for the baby. Even if that means the mom has to stay at a different hospital for a day or two.

In brief: It happens.

Some hospitals don't have nicus or may not have adequate coverage for their own nicu.
If the baby is premature or sick and needs a higher level of care, the doctors will transfer the baby to a place that's safer for the baby. Even if that means the mom has to stay at a different hospital for a day or two.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The care postpartum care for a woman who delivers is simple and easily delivered by the team who knows her best.
When a baby is sent to a second hospital, the need for specialized care for that infant does not usually apply to the mother. Sometimes a high risk mother is transferred during pregnancy to deliver at a high risk center, which lessens the separation.Insurers seldom approve mom transfers

In brief: Yes

The care postpartum care for a woman who delivers is simple and easily delivered by the team who knows her best.
When a baby is sent to a second hospital, the need for specialized care for that infant does not usually apply to the mother. Sometimes a high risk mother is transferred during pregnancy to deliver at a high risk center, which lessens the separation.Insurers seldom approve mom transfers
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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