NICU in Jalandhar
What Is the NICU?
When babies are born early, have health problems, or a difficult birth they go to the hospital’s NICU. NICU stands for “neonatal intensive care unit.” There, babies get around-the-clock care from a team of experts.
Most of these babies go to the NICU (NIK-yoo) within 24 hours of birth. How long they stay depends on their health condition. Some babies stay only a few hours or days; others stay weeks or months.
You may hear the NICU called:
- a special care nursery
- an intensive care nursery
- a newborn intensive care nursery
6 Reasons Why Your Baby May Be Admitted to NICU
Reasons Why Your Baby Might Be Sent to the NICU. Prematurity. Babies born early (less than 37 completed weeks) is the most common reason for NICU admission. Premature babies aren’t quite physically and developmentally developed and are unable to transition to the outside environment as well as full-term babies.
Reasons a baby may get admitted to the NICU
- Premature birth is the most common reason a baby is admitted into the NICU. A baby is premature if he or she is born before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Premature babies can experience problems such as low birth weight, unstable vital signs, and irregular temperature. In the NICU, premature babies receive care in a safe, controlled environment. An incubator helps provide the baby with a constant body temperature. These babies are given high-calorie nutrition, intravenous hydration, and other therapies based on any other conditions.
- Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), also called infant respiratory distress syndrome, is a breathing disorder in newborns caused by immature lungs. Babies with mild RDS can be treated by using a machine that pushes air in through the nose to help keep the lungs distended. Babies with severe RDS can be treated with a breathing tube, as well as placing the baby on a ventilator.
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is usually seen in premature babies, babies born to a mother experiencing gestational diabetes, or infants with an infection.
- Difficult birth can result in decreased blood flow and oxygen to the baby. Should this happen, neonatologists can treat the baby with whole-body cooling, a method to help decrease brain injury that could occur due to decreased blood flow.
- Maternal chorioamnionitis is a condition in which bacteria infect the membranes (chorion and amnion) surrounding the baby, the amniotic fluid, and/or umbilical cord. Bacteria can cause infections in both the mother and fetus. This condition puts a baby at high risk for an infection. After birth, the baby starts on antibiotics to clear the infection.
- Sepsis or infection is more likely in a baby born early than in a full-term baby. Antibiotics may be used based on the type of infection and laboratory tests.
Why to choose Pal Hospital Eyetec Clinics & The Children Centre for the care of your baby?
Pal hospital eyetec clinics & the children centre is equipped with the state of the art technology, Over the years we made name for quality treatment at affordable prices. Our Child specialist Dr. Saloni Bansal is a famous paediatrician of Jalandhar. She herself is the in-charge of NICU. She has 15+ years experience, she is a very polite and highly professional doctor. Moreover, Pal hospital eyetec clinics & The children centre is empanelled with more than 20 TPAs and accept Ayushman Bharat card holders as well.