Blog-5 – Why every hospital should have a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)?
It’s a beautiful world that a baby enters once it leaves the mother’s body. However, a number of physical as well as emotional changes occur for both the mother and the baby once the delivery is completed. The baby, who no longer can depend on the mother’s placenta for its physiologic functions, needs proper attention and care to make adjustment to this new life. And, a fully-equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU makes that an effortless feat.
Any hospital that excels in mother and child care must have an NICU to address any immediate complications that arise once the baby is delivered. Following are some scenarios where a mother and her baby may need medical attention post-delivery:
- The baby is unable to breathe
- The baby’s digestive system isn’t able to process food and excrete waste
- The baby’s kidneys are unable to balance fluids and chemicals in the body
- The liver and immunologic systems aren’t able to function independently
Having an NICU within the hospital can save you not just time and money, but also rid you of the worry of looking for a new hospital that has a fully-equipped NICU. Along with modern equipment to cater to your baby’s every need, the staff is taught how to work with premature babies, resuscitate newborns and operate the complex equipment, machines and monitors. What’s more, the vast skilled staff ensures a familiar, homely atmosphere as it already knows your medical history.
When looking for a hospital with a fully-equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, look no further than ONP. The hospital is the most trusted name in woman and child care for ‘critical care’ high-risk pregnancies. An obstetric intensive care unit, along with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), ensures that the mother and the child are paid utmost attention and care in a homely atmosphere.