Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Maternal and Child Health, Health Profile.
Objective: to identify the epidemiological profile newborns´ mothers hospitalized in a public neonatal unit. Methods: this is a descriptive and cross-sectional study of 57 mothers and 58 infants who were admitted to the neonatal unit. Results: it was observed that most of the women had unfavorable sociodemographic conditions, had intercurrences during pregnancy and although most of them had performed the recommended number of prenatal consultations, the hospitalization of the newborn in a specialized unit leads to questioning the quality of this care. Conclusion: a risk profile for admission of newborns in a specialized unit was identified, since most of the women had unfavorable sociodemographic conditions and presented intercurrences during pregnancy.