What is Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine?

A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners treat or provide consultation on high-risk newborns, such as those born prematurely. This requires advanced knowledge in the obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus. Advanced knowledge of newborn adaptation is necessary to ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the fetal to newborn periods.