Holistic Neonatal Care for Premature Babies
For the smallest and most vulnerable hospital patients, things can quickly become critical. For this reason, premature babies need an environment where the medical parameters are right, and where everything is conducive to their growth and development. Such an environment includes suitable lighting and lower noise levels, as well as factors that support parent involvement.
The Mother's Voice and Other Sounds
Andres Maturana talks about how sound can affect premature babies and fetuses. Maturana is Head of Neonatology at Centro de Desarollo Educacional Facultad de Medicina, in Santiago, Chile. He focuses on the effects of sounds made by the mother, such as her voice.
How Important is Kangaroo Care?
Hilary Whyte, Professor of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, discusses the Kangaroo Care method, its benefits, and when this type of therapy can be used.
Family Integrated Care as a Process
Families with premature babies often have difficulty bonding with the child. This, however, is crucial to the child's healthy development. Prof. Egbert Herting of the Clinic for Pediatric and Youth Medicine at the University Hospital, Schleswig-Holstein, talks about ways to support and strengthen this bond.
Factors Affecting Brain Development in Premature Babies
There are many factors that can have a detrimental effect on a baby's brain development in a neonatal intensive care unit. Hilary Whyte, Professor of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, explains which factors are involved and how the problem can be minimized.