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Immediate Neonatal Care

(Courtesy of: Dr. Joza Khurshid; Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Medicsi)

Immediate Neonatal Care

Courtesy of: Dr. Joza Khurshid; Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Medicsi

The birth of a baby is one of life’s most wondrous moments and none other experiences in life can be compared to this. At Medicsi, we strive to take care of your baby and support the mother and family in the best possible way.

 

  • At the time of the baby birth, one of the nursery staff is there to receive the baby. The umbilical cord is clamped and cut near the navel. We perform delaying cord clamping after 60 seconds which has several benefits for your baby. 

  • If your baby is doing well, it will be placed skin-to-skin on the mother’s tummy or chest. Placing baby skin-to-skin with you will help baby adjust to being outside of the uterus, promote bonding between mother and baby, and help regulate baby’s temperature. Under the circumstances; that the baby needs help with breathing he or she will be taken immediately to the Nursery for active resuscitation.

  • Our nurses will support and guide the mother with breastfeeding as soon as possible after the delivery of your baby. The early initiation of breastfeeding helps with the bonding between you and your baby. The baby will be brought to you for the first feed after your delivery process is complete which usually takes about 20 min after the birth of the baby.

  • After the initial mother feed, your baby will be kept in observation for a couple of hours in the nursery where a head-to-toe assessment is performed by a

paediatrician to ensure the baby is well. If no health concerns are found the baby is shifted to the room with the mother. In case of any unexpected observations that warrants close monitoring, the baby will be kept in the nursery till needed.

  • Baby is given the following vaccinations in the nursery soon after birth;

    • Hepatitis B vaccination and 

    • Vitamin K injection. 

  • In the meantime, the father or the next of kin are provided with the necessary information regarding the baby and any management that is being done with the baby. 

  • Once the mother has been shifted to the room from the labour ward area the baby will accompany her to the room. Once in the room, relevant guidance is given on breastfeeding, burping, bathing the baby, and temperature control. 

  • If the baby is in hospital, the baby is bathed 24 hours after delivery. 

  • Before discharge, the consultant visits the baby in the room, during the morning rounds, and a repeat head-to-toe health assessment of the baby is done. 

  • At discharge, the parents are provided with information regarding various topics related to the baby's health using a set checklist to ensure all information is given to the parents and their questions addressed. This includes information on:

    • Vaccination

    • Breastfeeding

    • Nappy change

    • Cord care

    • Jaundice

    •  Formula milk, if the mother asks

    • Bathing the baby

    • Temperature control for baby

    • Vision and hearing

    • Cardiac health

    • Circumcision, if applicable

    • Any other questions or concerns that the mother or caregivers may have. 

  • A follow-up visit with the paediatrician is scheduled at the time of discharge.

The birth of a baby is one of life's most wondrous moments and none other experiences in life can be compared to this. At Medicsi, we strive to take care of your baby and support the mother and family in the best possible way.

 

  • At the time of the baby birth, one of the nursery staff is there to receive the baby. The umbilical cord is clamped and cut near the navel. We perform delaying cord clamping after 60 seconds which has several benefits for your baby. 

  • If your baby is doing well, it will be placed skin-to-skin on the mother’s tummy or chest. Placing baby skin-to-skin with you will help baby adjust to being outside of the uterus, promote bonding between mother and baby, and help regulate baby's temperature. Under the circumstances; that the baby needs help with breathing he or she will be taken immediately to the Nursery for active resuscitation.

  • Our nurses will support and guide the mother with breastfeeding as soon as possible after the delivery of your baby. The early initiation of breastfeeding helps with the bonding between you and your baby. The baby will be brought to you for the first feed after your delivery process is complete which usually takes about 20 min after the birth of the baby.

  • After the initial mother feed, your baby will be kept in observation for a couple of hours in the nursery where a head-to-toe assessment is performed by a paediatrician to ensure the baby is well. If no health concerns are found the baby is shifted to the room with the mother. In case of any unexpected observations that warrants close monitoring, the baby will be kept in the nursery till needed.

  • Baby is given the following vaccinations in the nursery soon after birth;

    • Hepatitis B vaccination and 

    • Vitamin K injection. 

  • In the meantime, the father or the next of kin are provided with the necessary information regarding the baby and any management that is being done with the baby. 

  • Once the mother has been shifted to the room from the labour ward area the baby will accompany her to the room. Once in the room, relevant guidance is given on breastfeeding, burping, bathing the baby, and temperature control. 

  • If the baby is in hospital, the baby is bathed 24 hours after delivery. 

  • Before discharge, the consultant visits the baby in the room, during the morning rounds, and a repeat head-to-toe health assessment of the baby is done. 

  • At discharge, the parents are provided with information regarding various topics related to the baby's health using a set checklist to ensure all information is given to the parents and their questions addressed. This includes information on:

    • Vaccination

    • Breastfeeding

    • Nappy change

    • Cord care

    • Jaundice

    •  Formula milk, if the mother asks

    • Bathing the baby

    • Temperature control for baby

    • Vision and hearing

    • Cardiac health

    • Circumcision, if applicable

    • Any other questions or concerns that the mother or caregivers may have. 

  • A follow-up visit with the paediatrician is scheduled at the time of discharge.

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  • Gynaecology
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Medicsi, established in 2006, prioritizes cutting-edge diagnostic technology in the treatment decisions of our patients. Our institution emphasizes patient comfort and employs competent senior consultants to oversee their care.

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  • All Post
  • Anesthesia
  • Baby Health Matters
  • Gynaecology
  • Healthy Life Tips
  • Physician Notes
  • Pregnancy
  • Subfertility​
  • Surgical Expertise
    •   Back
    • Labour
    •   Back
    • Pain Medicine

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