PHOTOS: Doctors Medical Center’s NICU

June 5, 2014

 

PHOTOS BY MARK RICHEY/CVBJ

Doctors Medical Center’s level 3 neonatal intensive care unit can care for all but the most extreme premature cases. The unit has cared for children as small as one pound and delivered four months early.

“We care for about 75 to 100 babies per year in this unit,” said Dr. Timothy Yao, director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “We have taken care of babies born as early 23 weeks.”

Veronica Cornejo gave birth to her daughter at Doctors Medical Center this spring. It required 42 days of bed rest and constant monitoring to help her child stay in the womb as long as possible. The longer a baby remains in the womb, the fewer health problems there will be later. That 42 days ended with the birth of her daughter, Rebecca Milgros Cornejo, April 23 at 26 weeks.

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