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Care of Preterm and Sick New-born

Care of Preterm and Sick New-born

Premature babies need extra care with longer period with proper medications and food supplement. Preterm babies are those who born earlier 34 weeks of gestation before complete pregnancy duration. They have some health problems that separate such babies with the need of health care providers. The weight of normal born babies is <3.17kg which can go up to 1kg for premature babies. Such baby has typical features like large head with small body, thin skin showing clear veins, more prone to cold weather due to no body fat deposition. This babies are kept in incubator having radiant warmer to keep the baby warm. Also such babies cry very slowly and have breathing problem due to early deliver their respiratory system is immature. For such babies much time is needed with specialized support with medications. When baby’s health is completely normal free from infection with maintained normal body vital having optimal temperature then they are ready to go home along with parents.

Some infants born with congenital anomalies or post-delivery some medical condition arises during such time infants are kept in NICU supervision to monitor the infant and their activity. Infants vital signs like temperature, heart rate and respiration is checked after short period of time to track any changes or fluctuation in body vital so that immediate action can be taken after detection of changes. It is an important aspect to examine precisely all neonates that are born as the signs of problems may also come after birth.