Our Treatment Approach

The Best of Research and Clinical Care

The Perinatal Institute combines the latest advances in clinical care, research and education to improve care and outcomes for all newborns, but especially for those who struggle with birth defects or problems associated with prematurity.

We care for newborns with the most complex health problems. Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level IV unit, providing the highest level of medical care to premature and critically ill infants.

Focusing on Newborns – and Their Families

Our staff incorporates family-centered and developmentally supportive care into our treatment approach. This means that your baby receives the most advanced care possible, provided in a compassionate and respectful environment that puts you at the center of care planning and decision making.

Combining the Most Respected Disciplines

The institute combines the divisions of Neonatology, Perinatal Biology, Reproductive Sciences, Pulmonary Biology, Developmental Biology and the Cincinnati Children's Fetal Care Center. We are at the forefront of much of the landmark research into newborn health issues, including medications to assist lung development, the role of uterine infection in prematurity and the use of breast milk to boost immunity.

A National Leader

We are a regional and national leader in setting the standard for neonatal care. We staff newborn nurseries in all the Greater Cincinnati hospitals and are involved in all aspects of care for newborns. We work on a local and national level to align efforts in public health, clinical care, quality improvement and research to decrease the incidence of prematurity and birth defects, and to improve the health of all newborn babies.

Programs and Services

Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
We specialize in providing care to newborn babies with health problems, whether they are detected during pregnancy, or are found at the time of delivery. Learn more about the services we provide. Learn More