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Woman And Infants
Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics
"Our vision is to provide excellent care to babies and their families, and in doing so, to be recognized internationally as a leader in the fields of newborn clinical care, education and research."
Who We Are
Women & Infants Hospital (W&I) is the exclusive affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics and the only tertiary perinatal service in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. We provide comprehensive care of newborns and high-risk obstetric patients, prenatal diagnosis and reproductive endocrinology. A recognized center of excellence for clinical programs focused on the perinatal period, Women & Infants has been listed as one of the 10 Best Places to Have a Baby in the nation.

There are six affiliated regional hospitals with intermediate intensive care nurseries (level II) which refer to Women & Infants Hospital, resulting in more than 23,000 deliveries in our primary referral system. We also benefit from being an active member in the Council of Women's and Infants' Specialty Hospitals (CWISH), through which we share clinical advances and practices to continually improve the care we provide.

Neonatal Intensive Care
Nearly 25% of newborns at W&I are born to high-risk mothers; 11% of whom are premature. The W&I NICU provides comprehensive care with the coordinated efforts of social workers, occupational therapists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, neonatal nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal-perinatal fellows, attending neonatologists and pediatricians.
» NICU Parents Handbook
» Chronic Lung Disease Handbook for Parents


As the birthing place to almost 10,000 babies each year, the Department of Pediatrics at W&I cares for newborns from the edges of viability to full-term newborns, in the hospital and after discharge. Babies born at W&I represent more than 70% of those born in Rhode Island each year, as well as many from southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut.
» Faculty Profiles

Neonatal Follow-Up Program
The Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides assessments and clinical management of high risk infants from birth to nine years of age, offering comprehensive follow-up care for neonates discharged from our neonatal programs and rehabilitation services for infants with physical disabilities. The goal is to support growth and development for all babies while providing psychosocial support for high risk mothers and infants and serving as a consultant for their primary care providers.
» FAQ:Neonatal Follow-up Program
» RI Hearing Assessment Program
» Transition Home Plus Program

The Brown Center For The Study Of Children At Risk and the Center for Children and Families
The mission of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services  (provided  through Women & Infants' Center for Children and Families) on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children.  The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is dedicated to enhancing the synergy between research and clinical practice that advances child development research, intervention programs and social policy.
» Faculty Profiles
» Newborn Assessment
» Research

Answers to your most pressing questions
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Providence, RI 02905


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*No Show Policy
We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices.
The RSV "season" lasts from November through March, though annual changes in weather patterns. Viral strains may affect the actual onset and duration. 
AAP recommendations for RSV prophylaxis and other RSV-related information.
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