Newborns resting in the babycots.
The Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (MAC). It is the first home where some babies spend their first three months, before they go to their real homes.
In MAC, in Lisbon, Portugal, every year 6000 babies are born, about 6% of all country’s births. About 150 of newborns in MAC weight less than 1500 grams.
Meanwhile, the fate of the maternity-hospital is suspended as the portuguese economic crisis is pushing the Government to close the oldest working unit in Portugal.