Pregnancy and Newborn Care

Pregnancy and Newborn Care in Madison, Wis. offers expectant women, mothers and babies the highest level of care from UW Health specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, newborn hospitalists, pediatrics and pediatric surgery.

Getting Started

We're here when you need us

For referring physicians - with just one call, you are put in touch with a registered nurse with immediate access to maternal, neonatal and pediatric specialists at UW Health, American Family Children’s Hospital and UnityPoint Health – Meriter in Madison, Wisconsin.

We’re here 24/7/365 – ready to help expectant families and babies throughout the region have the best possible outcomes. We evaluate, diagnose and treat complex conditions before, during and after delivery. We also perform in-utero procedures and specialized neonatal surgery.

Referring physicians can call us whenever you need to…

  • Arrange emergency neonatal transfer to Madison:

  • Discuss care with a UW Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist or arrange for a maternal transfer to UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Level III obstetrical service

  • Discuss care with a UW Health neonatologist or pediatric subspecialist for neonates

  • Refer a patient for maternal or fetal diagnostics or procedures

    • Call or complete online form

    • Services include ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram

    • Let us know if you prefer to transfer a patient or "Share Care" (co-manage their care)

For emergency neonatal transfer

Call (608) 263-3260 or (800) 472-0111

Please be ready with the following information:

  • Patient's name, date/time of birth, gestational age, birth weight, current weight and mother's name

  • Diagnosis or condition

  • Referring physician’s name/contact

  • Name and street address of referring facility

A member of our team will let you know when to expect the arrival of the critical care transport team and to which of our NICUs your patient will be admitted.


Our two Madison locations

UW Health American Family Children's Hospital - 1675 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792

  • Level IV NICU - for neonates with medically complex conditions or who require surgery

UnityPoint Health – Meriter - 202 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715

Care team

About our team

The Pregnancy and Newborn Care team is here to ensure that you and your patients have access to the best possible maternal and neonatal care.

Supported by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, our program is staffed by top-ranked physicians in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, NICU hospitalists and various pediatric specialties.

Emergency transport of neonates to our NICUs is provided by our critical care ground and air transport teams.

Our care team includes:

  • Neonatologists: Physicians with special training in caring for premature babies and babies in need of complex care.

  • Pediatric surgeons: Physicians with special training in performing surgery on newborns.

  • Subspecialty physicians: Physicians with expertise in any of a number of medical specialties and conditions, called in to provide care recommendations as necessary.

  • NICU hospitalists: Pediatricians who work exclusively in the NICU, working closely with neonatologists and other members of the care team.

  • Residents and fellows: Physicians training for service in neonatology and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

  • Neonatal nurse practitioners: Advanced practice nurses with specialized training who work with the neonatologists and nursing staff in providing critical care to infants in the NICU.

  • Nursing staff: Registered nurses specially trained to care for premature and sick infants. If a baby is in the NICU for a long period of time, a small group of nurses will take primary responsibility for the infant's nursing care and teach the parents and caregivers prior to taking the baby home.

  • Respiratory therapists: Providers with expertise in treating newborns with lung problems.

  • Health psychologists: Mental health professionals who help families cope with the stress of their stay at the hospital.

  • Child Life specialists: Certified Child Life Specialists help children, adolescents and families cope with the fear and anxiety associated with the medical environment and hospitalization.

Our providers
NICU Hospitalists


Additional information

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