Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharatabout 1 year ago
Premature Infants!

Premature Infants!

Infants born prematurely might be the smallest, but they are the toughest!! Born 16 weeks before he was due, the tiny baby weighed just 800 grams. He was kept alive in a plastic bag! Babies born prematurely often have medical challenges right out the gate. Doctors worry not only about their birth weights, but their organs, blood, breathing patterns, body temperature, and a host of other complications. From the head down (except the face), this preemies’ body was placed in a plastic bag/wrap to keep her warm. She was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit to prevent hypothermia.  This method is common for premature infants who weigh under 3.3 pounds, where babies were wrapped in sterile plastic to keep their body temperatures from dropping. An added benefit was that the babies did not suffer from overheating or rashes when using this technique. In an environment where they could suffer from heat loss, it was discovered that this was an inexpensive yet effective way to save their lives.

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