Becoming a parent is one of the best gifts you will ever be given in life. Having a little life grow inside you and come out to be a healthy human being is probably the best feeling in the world. Unfortunately, not all pregnancies end up like the one you envision, where everything is perfect. There can be premature births and low birth weight infants that can put a baby in danger. When this happens, you need all the management and treatment available, like the infant phototherapy bilirubin, TRP100, to get your baby out of harm’s way.
Management of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants
According to the World Health Organization, 15 million infants are born prematurely every year. This counts for more than 1 in 10 of all babies delivered daily worldwide. With this many cases, how are medical personnel managing the little ones in order to survive?
Here are some management options that doctors and other medical staff focus on for their tiny patients to get out of the danger zone and improve their health so they can grow big and healthy.
- Kangaroo mother care. You don’t have to graduate a medical course and wear a nurse cap white in order to deliver the best care for infants who need it. Mothers can provide the care that their infants need in order to survive and grow well. This management involves skin-to-skin contact between the mother and baby and frequent breastfeeding. And it has managed to greatly reduce the mortality rate according to hospital-based studies.
- Continued care by midwives. This model of care has a group of midwives working together to provide care for mothers in their antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. And it has reduced the risk of prematurity by about 24%.
- Specific medical interventions. This would include providing treatment for increased bilirubin using the TRP100, pulse oximeter, ROSSMAX, to monitor oxygen saturation levels, antibiotic and fluid therapy, use of incubators and more. Depending on the needs of the infant, more or less treatment can be used.
As the pregnancy is a vital period in a woman’s life, appropriate steps should be taken to ensure that both mother and child stay healthy and safe throughout the and beyond the pregnancy.
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