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The maternal-fetal and neonatal transport teams link the state of Louisiana to Woman's Hospital's Maternal-Fetal Medicine center and Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through ground transport. As a level III regional referral center, maternal-fetal and neonatal physicians and anesthesiologists are available in Woman's Hospital 24 hours a day.Registered labor and delivery nurses and respiratory therapists - specializing in both adult and neonatal care - comprise the maternal-fetal transport teams. The neonatal transport team is comprised of a neonatal nurse practitioner and either a respiratory therapist or a registered nurse. The transport teams average a combined 10 years of experience in the care of high-risk mothers and infants.Both teams serve as a life link to those in the southeast region who need the specialized care provided by Woman's Hospital.