Every year on the day of today (November 17), World Premature Day is celebrated all over the world to spread awareness about premature births. According to the reports, one in 10 children in the world is premature. The treatment subsequently affects children’s health in many ways.
Many children who take premature birth also die sometime after birth. Those who survive are more prone to physical as well as mental problems. According to a 2012 report by the World Health Organization, about 3.5 million children are born prematurely every year in India. Let us discuss the reasons why children are born prematurely.
If your child is pregnant, you may worry about his health when he comes out of the hospital. However, you do not have to worry much because the care of premature babies does not make much difference in the care of normal babies. You just need to take a little care for which these tips can follow.
Keep in mind that the child should be comfortable and on a safe temperature. The best way is to keep it covered with the sheets as per the need. Do not cover too much blanket or else the child may feel hot. Purchase a digital thermometer, keep the baby’s temperature at 97.6-99.1 and maintain a room temperature of 20 to 23 Celsius.
Keep peace in the room, keep cool and light dim so that baby can sleep well. Preterm babies also feel hungry very often. Also take care of this and keep feeding.
Premature birth or premature birth is considered when the child is born before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. The longer the child stays in the womb, the more its body develops.