How Do You Care For A Preemie?

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How Do You Care For A Preemie?

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After your preemie baby maneuvers the obstacles and challenges of the NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and is ready to go home, your family will be faced with many new and exciting challenges. This can be a time of great joy, but it may also produce great anxiety as you come to the realization that you will be left to care for your preemie without the “watchful eye” of health care providers. These tips will help ease the transition to home life for you and your family: Prepare Before You Go Home: Before you leave the hospital with your preemie, make sure you have a clear understanding of any procedures or equipment that will be necessary for your preemie while at home. Ask the staff if you and your partner can practice using equipment or administering treatments under their supervision. It is also important that you are aware of all the medications your preemie will require and that you are able to give these medications without difficulty. Schedule Follow-Up Appointments: Before

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