The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion that brings immense happiness and excitement for parents. However, if the baby is born premature, it can also bring anxiety and fear. Premature birth occurs when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation, and it can lead to various complications and health issues.
The care and support for a premature baby are different from that of a full-term baby. It requires specialized attention and care, and it can be overwhelming for parents. At New Born Care Centre, we understand the challenges that come with premature birth, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care and support for these tiny miracles.
In this blog, we will discuss the special care and support required for premature babies and how New Born Care Centre is equipped to provide it.
What is Prematurity?
Prematurity is when a baby is born before completing 37 weeks of gestation. The earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications and health issues. Premature babies are classified based on their gestational age:
Extremely preterm: born before 28 weeks
Very preterm: born between 28 and 32 weeks
Moderate to late preterm: born between 32 and 37 weeks
What are the Special Needs of Premature Babies?
Premature babies have unique needs and requirements, and they require specialized care and attention. Here are some of the special needs of premature babies:
Respiratory Support: Premature babies often have underdeveloped lungs and require respiratory support to breathe. They may need oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, or other respiratory support measures.
Nutritional Support: Premature babies require a specialized diet and feeding plan to support their growth and development. They may receive breast milk or formula through a feeding tube or other methods.
Temperature Control: Premature babies are unable to regulate their body temperature and require a warm and stable environment. They may need to be placed in an incubator or warmer to maintain their body temperature.
Monitoring and Observation: Premature babies require close monitoring and observation to detect any signs of complications or health issues. They may need continuous monitoring of vital signs, blood sugar levels, and other parameters.
How Does New Born Care Centre Provide Special Care and Support for Premature Babies?
At New Born Care Centre, we are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of experienced and skilled healthcare professionals to provide specialized care and support for premature babies. Here are some of the ways we provide special care and support for premature babies:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Our NICU is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to provide the best possible care for premature babies. It has incubators, ventilators, and other respiratory support measures, and it is staffed with neonatologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of premature babies.
Nutritional Support: We have a team of lactation consultants and dieticians who work closely with parents to provide a specialized feeding plan for premature babies. We encourage breastfeeding and provide breast pumps and other equipment to support it.
Temperature Control: Our NICU has incubators and warmers to provide a warm and stable environment for premature babies. We monitor their body temperature and adjust the environment accordingly to maintain a stable temperature.
Monitoring and Observation: We have advanced monitoring systems, including high-resolution cameras, that monitor the vital signs of every baby in our NICU. We also have a team of neonatologists and nurses who monitor and observe the babies closely to detect any signs of complications or health issues.
In addition to these specialized facilities and services, we also provide emotional and psychological support to parents of premature babies.