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Debunking Myths of Prematurity and NICU

by Motherhood Hospital Motherhood Women's & child care hospital
In the present time, when there is an information overload, for preemie parents, it is hard to separate authentic information from misconceptions. 

Therefore, Motherhood Hospital - the best NICU center in Ahmedabad throws some light on various misconceptions helping parents cope positively.

Read on.

The guilt of failing to protect the baby

Preemie parents often carry the guilt of not protecting their baby or not taking enough care, and so on. The fact is that in around 50% of the premature birth cases, reasons are not known. Premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, placental abruption, and many other factors are also leading causes of premature birth. Other factors include medical facilities, genetic conditions, infertility treatments, etc.

Love and bond will not develop

Skin-to-skin is crucial in developing a strong bond with your baby. Unfortunately, many believe that if your baby is preborn and, in the incubator, you cannot touch your baby. It is a fallacy.

Though you cannot take the baby home, you can still participate in many caring activities to bond with your baby in a NICU. Being the best pediatric intensive care unit in Ahmedabad, Motherhood understands the importance of these early parenting days. They encourage parents to engage in reading and singing to baby, changing nappies, bring home items based on what is allowed to give the scent of your home and yourself to your baby.

36-week preemie is not a preemie

Any infant born before the 37th week of pregnancy is a preemie. "Late-term preemies" are babies born between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation. While they resemble term newborns in appearance, research has revealed their own set of requirements and obstacles. So, yes, they are still referred to as preemies. Respiratory problems, jaundice, feeding problems are amongst many other challenges they may encounter. 

Medically, late-term preemies do well and frequently grow normally in their first year of life. However, many of these newborns have delays and learning issues as they mature, which are referred to as "invisible impairments." Speech delays, reading/writing difficulties, organizational factors, and others are common challenges.

Leaving NICU means baby is healthy

Bringing your baby home after long NICU care is a great feeling. Unfortunately, many assume that the baby is fit to experience the world. However, it would be best if you still are extra cautious. Consult your pediatrician and take all the necessary care to protect your newborn.

Finally, it is best to consult a doctor and get the right information as there can be no better trustable source for factful information.

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