Newborn Intensive Care Unit

A newborn is a bundle of joy wrapped in a swaddling blanket. That’s the image expectant moms and dads picture as they approach the final days of pregnancy. But sometimes babies may need a little extra help in the first few moments or first few days after birth.

That’s where Bridgeport Hospital’s highly specialized neonatal team in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NBICU) comes in. Just in case your newborn needs extra medical care in the first few weeks of his or her life, our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and care coordinators stand ready 24 hours a day to provide compassionate, family-centered, state-of-the-art care to help give the tiniest and newest addition to your family the best possible start.

Our 20-bassinet Newborn Intensive Care Unit is Fairfield County’s highest level NBICU, (level IIIB), where premature, low-birthweight, or critically ill newborns are given special care. Our NBICU team cares for 450 babies each year, including twins, triplets and even quadruplets. Some newborns are transferred from other hospitals when they unexpectedly develop problems that require our expertise.

Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit has been serving newborns and their families for more than 30 years.

Amanda’s Story

In the 27 years of its existence, the NBICU has graduated 10,000 babies. The vast majority of these graduates go on to lead active, productive lives. Here is Amanda's story as told in the October 1993 issue of Healthy & Wise, when she was six years old and wanted to be a rock star.

Read Amanda's story