Clinical Impact: Pregnancy and Newborns

Not only is Magee a hospital for women, it’s a place where 10,000 beautiful babies are born each year. And Magee’s cutting-edge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the largest in the country, bringing together the ever-advancing technology and tender care that has been healing patients for generations.

Magee offers a wide range of classes in this area, including courses on childbirth, baby care, car seat safety, prenatal yoga, and even hospital tours. For a complete list of programs, please click here.

These studies also include uterine function and key pregnancy-related complications such as:


Magee’s NICU is the largest in Pennsylvania and is a Level III unit staffed by highly trained neonatal specialists, who treat more than 2,000 critically ill newborns each year. The NICU is comprised of multidisciplinary teams of specialists in neonatology, genetics, ultrasound, and maternal-fetal medicine. Physicians and researchers at Magee collaborate to provide specialized programs in preconception genetic counseling, diabetes, prematurity, and fetal diagnosis and treatment ensure the best possible outcome for mother and baby.

Each year, families who have stayed or “graduated” from the NICU and staff are recognized at a NICU reunion. The event benefits the Magee Parent Advisory Council (PAC), which focuses on providing education and comfort for parents of current NICU patients.

Prematurity Research

Prematurity is the No. 1 killer of newborns and puts babies at risk for serious, life-long health problems, including:

In 40 percent of premature births, the cause of prematurity is unknown. But researchers at Magee-Womens Research Institute are working tirelessly to advance scientific knowledge about premature births and translate that knowledge into improved health care for mothers and their babies.

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