Pre-term Baby Care
Here’s everything you need to know:
- Before Birth
There are certain measures that a pregnant woman can take before giving birth to reduce the risk of having a preterm birth. However, no matter what you do, the risk of preterm birth can never be completely reduced. There are some factors that cannot be controlled. Talk to your doctor regarding the possible due date so that you can prepare accordingly. You can also talk to other parents who have had a preterm baby work to help you create a contingency plan. Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet, exercise and take proper rest.
- In Hospital
There are certain challenges that accompany a premature birth. They are more vulnerable and need specialized care to have a normal, healthy growth. The staff at the hospital will provide you with all the information and support you need.
You and Your Baby
- There are several factors that can contribute to premature birth. It is not very common and might not always be an emergency. Having your baby in the
- can be stressful for the family. However, with experienced doctors and state-of-the-art infrastructure, you can rest assured that your baby is in the safest hands.
- Factors that Cause Premature Births
Some of the most common factors leading to premature births include infection in the uterus or vagina, weakness in the womb’s neck, multiple births, pre-eclampsia, premature membrane rupture, or any other vaginal medical condition. The cause of premature delivery determines the gravity of the situation.
- Need for Specialist Care
Premature babies need heightened medical attention when compared to normal babies. The level of care is determined by the cause of preterm delivery and how early the baby was delivered. In some cases, preterm babies have certain birth-related issues that will require specialized medical care. Typically, they have breathing issues, low immunity levels and are susceptible to infections, viral diseases and jaundice. In rare cases, they might have serious health conditions like sepsis, brain haemorrhage, etc. that will require special care.
- Premature Birth & You
Complications and certain medical conditions can lead to a premature birth. Along with it comes the stress that your body and mind aren’t prepared for. Premature births have a considerable impact on a mother’s health and you might need specialized care as well. The heightened level of anxiety and stress could cloud your thinking and affect how you care for your baby.