Neonatology is a subspecialty of paediatrics that focuses on premature or ill newborn infant facing complicated and high risk situations that require special medical care.
Upon diagnosis and recommendation by your obstetrician, a neonatologist may be present to give expert opinion and actions to be taken. Premature newborns or infants who are at risks of developing critical illnesses, injuries, or birth defects typically require a neonatologist to stand by during delivery and post-delivery. Important organs such as the heart, lungs, stomach, and skin may not be mature enough to function without special help.
Neonatologists undergo formal specialized training to evaluate and treat infants' medical problems. Using a facility known as Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), the Neonatologist will utilize specific medical equipment that are carefully designed for these newborns due to their petite structure.
Thomson Paediatric Centre values high importance in your child's psychological development, physical and mental health. Our Paediatricians were once first time parents like yourself, going through a stage of tears and fears. We encourage you to speak to your paediatrician on every concern you may have so as to educate yourself and make informed choices on raising a bright and healthy child.