The Neonatal ICU Gets a Makeover Hospitals are taking premature infants out of isolated incubators and into rooms where they can have close contact with their parents. Hospitals are rethinking the way they care for premature babies. The traditional neonatal intensive-care unit puts preterm babies—those born before 37 weeks—into incubators in a room with six to eight other infants. ButContinue reading “The Neonatal ICU Gets a Makeover”

4 HUGE BENEFITS OF AN UNDISTURBED FIRST HOUR AFTER BIRTH The first hours after a baby is welcomed into the world may have short- and long-term consequences. Evidence has shown that newborns who are placed skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth have better  respiratory, temperature, and glucose stability, and significantly less crying that stipulates less stress. “Because the first hour after birth is soContinue reading “4 HUGE BENEFITS OF AN UNDISTURBED FIRST HOUR AFTER BIRTH”