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Find out more about some of the treatments we use to take care of many conditions we see in the NICU. 

Some of the treatments we use to provide provide critical care for babies with both congenital (before birth) and acquired (after birth) health conditions include:

Hypothermia Whole Body Cooling

Whole body hypothermia provides cerebral (brain) protection for newborns affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Children’s National Hospital is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.

An expectant mother meets with staff from the Fetal Medicine Institute

Our Services

Learn about the services provided by the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute, including prenatal diagnosis and care, genetic counseling and the specialized care programs that will help you on your family's journey. 

Delivery Planning and Neonatal Care

We work with you and your obstetrician or maternal-prenatal medicine specialist to plan a safe delivery. Our meticulous planning and coordination with our top-ranked neonatology program means your baby gets the best available neonatal care as quickly as he or she needs it.

An infant monitored in Children's National Heart Institute Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Washington D C.

Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

The Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

Intestinal Rehabilitation

The multidisciplinary Intestinal Rehabilitation program is one of the few programs in the country for infants, children and teens with short bowel syndrome and complex gastrointestinal disorders.

Snacks, Children's pediatric Food Allergy program diagnoses children with food allergies to peanuts, milk, wheat gluten.


Nutrition services within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, focuses on children with special dietary needs. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our pediatric surgical experts perform minimally invasive procedures for infants, children, and teenagers.