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...

Who Is Who

The People involved in your baby’s life. Neonatologist – A Paediatrician who has had extra training and deals specifically with newborn babies in an Intensive Care situation. Paediatrician – A doctor who specializes in Babies and Children. Resident – A...

The NICU

The NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Walking into the NICU the very first time is like walking into a totally different world. This is a world that most people never imagine exists. The world of tiny tiny babies attached...

Photo Tips

Photo Tips These are just some tips we learnt while our daughter was in the ICU and in talking to other parents and looking at other baby’s photos. If you have any good ideas you would like to share with...

Capturing The Memories

Creating the memories You have just a premature baby, maybe he is 16 weeks early or maybe she was born only 4 weeks early. Each and every baby is special and our premature babies are even more so. And like...

Your Feelings

When it all goes wrong. Pregnancy and childbirth are just a normal part of life. We are conditioned into believing that you decide when you want to fall pregnant, and it will happen, maybe not straight away but within a...

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