NICU / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Clemenceau Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CMC Hospital Dubai offers peace of mind to parents looking for a maternity hospital offering the full spectrum of services from antenatal to postnatal care of your baby.

Patient Story – Pre-term delivery at 27 weeks

Our NICU staff are highly qualified with decades of experience dealing and are fully equipped to deal with premature babies from 24 weeks. Our NICU department sits on the 4th floor, adjacent to the mothers and child wing and labour delivery suites.  Our service is delivered in 3 streams:

Antenatal consultations and counselling

We can look after our babies and their parents as early as the antenatal period in cooperation with our fetal medicine team, offering them counselling for anticipated problems and engaging them early in the management of their babies.

Our neonatologists can meet the parents before the delivery to answer to all their questions. Especially if there is known risk of prematurity or congenital defect detected before delivery. They also offer antenatal classes.

Maternity and postnatal care

Healthy babies will stay with their mothers to encourage skin to skin contact, breastfeeding, teaching regular newborn care, monitoring and support. Our pediatricians will examine your baby every day and make sure all tests and vaccines were administered before discharge.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

We have 5 beds fully equipped with incubators and ventilators. Our NICU offers full intensive care across gestations from premature babies at 24 weeks gestation to term babies with poor perinatal adaptation.

Overview of services:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Follow up of premature and sick neonates from discharge till 2 years of age,
  • Hearing/audiology screening
  • Neonatal cranial ultrasounds
  • Neonatal echocardiography
  • Neonatal newborn screening
  • Neonatal surgical management
  • State of the art invasive and non invasive ventilation and respiratory support
  • Total parenteral nutrition

Overview of conditions treated:

  • Apnoeas of prematurity
  • GERD/Acid reflux
  • Intrauterine growth retardation
  • Intraventricular haemorrhage
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia
  • Neonatal Jaundice
  • Neonatal Pneumonia
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory distress


From 24 weeks gestation.

A team of healthcare professionals takes care of babies in the NICU, including neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and other specialists as needed.

A baby may need to go to the NICU if they are born premature, have respiratory distress, have an infection, have a congenital anomaly, or have other medical conditions that require specialized care.

Answer: Parents can be involved in their baby's care in the NICU by participating in daily rounds with the healthcare team, providing skin-to-skin contact or kangaroo care, pumping breast milk, and being an advocate for their baby's needs.

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