Estimates Of Survival

  Statistics For Premature Births In Queensland 2000   Total Live Births – 48 960 Premature Births – 3 876   By Gestation   By Birth Weight   Disability Statistics The primary aim of PIPA is to provide practical and...

ROP – Retinopathy of Prematurity

ROP – Retinopathy of Prematurity Retinopathy of Prematurity is a process of abnormal vision due to extreme prematurity. ROP is rarely identified in infants with a birthweight of >1500 grams or >32 weeks gestational age. Compared to fetal oxygen levels,...

NEC – Necrotising Enterocolitis

NEC – Necrotising Enterocolitis NEC is an inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that occurs 100 times more frequently in premature babies then term babies. NEC is thought to develop following bacterial injury to the gastrointestinal tract ranging from the...

PDA – Patent Ductus Arteriosus

PDA- Patent Ductus Arteriosus The baby in the womb has a circulation system that changes when the first breath is taken after birth. In the womb the lungs have no work to do, the mothers supplies all the baby needs...

Jaundice

Jaundice When all babies are born they have an excess of red blood cells which their body breaks down after birth. This breakdown produces a yellowish substance in the blood called Bilirubin. The liver converts the bilirubin into a form...

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo Care Many Hospitals will offer you the opportunity of holding your baby once he is stable. Quite a number of these hospitals will offer a special opportunity for a cuddle called a Kangaroo Cuddle or Kangaroo Care. This is...

Feeding Your Prem

Feeding your Prem Like so many of our dreams of what will when our baby is born, our ideas on feeding our newborn changes dramatically when that baby is born prematurely. The mother who had plans of bottle-feeding may feel...

Helping Your Prem To Breathe

Helping your prem to breathe A baby is fully formed by its 13th week of gestation and spends the remaining 27 weeks growing and maturing. For the premature baby, the major complication they will face is the fact that they...

Your Babies Bed

Your baby’s bed An ISOLETTE Also called an incubator or humidicrib, will be your baby’s home away from home for a little while. It looks a little like a plastic box on wheels. And that is what it is. The...

Words You Might Hear

Be prepared When you walk through the doors of the ICN for the first time a new language will be spoken. Here is a list of the most common words . Apnoea – This is when your baby may temporary...

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