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Every parent wants their children to be as healthy as possible. But sometimes there are simply things that we cannot control. If your baby was born prematurely and is very sick, he may need to be transferred to another hospital with the right facilities. These types of delicate relocations are often done immediately after the birth of the baby.
There are countless challenges to moving a premature baby. Some of them include:
Time is of the essence in medical situations such as this. The slightest delays can jeopardize the health of the baby.
Oftentimes, it is essential to have a specially trained Neonatal Transfer healthcare team to move your baby. These professionals will put your baby in a special portable incubator before they can make the journey. Make sure to alert the staff of the new hospital so they can prepare the facilities for your arrival.
The health of the mother
There are also times when the mother too needs to have critical care alongside the baby. Sometimes the mother may not be well enough to move, in which case she will have to stay in the current hospital. The responsibility of taking care of both of them will then have to go to the father and/or the other members of their family.
The uncertainty of time
It is hard to determine how long you will need to stay at the location where the hospital facility is located. Your baby could be in special care for just a few days, weeks or months depending on his or her condition and speed of recovery. This will heavily affect your decisions regarding the move including how much you should pack, where you plan to stay (hotel, motel, or apartment), and considerations for moving permanently.
For parents with other kids other than the newborn, it is equally important to have somebody take care of them while their parents are handling the time-critical emergency.
Things to Remember
Here are some points that you have to bear in mind when moving with a premature baby:
- A premature baby or pre-term baby may look different from the happy, bouncing babies you see on TV or movies. Expect your baby to be thin, slightly reddish, and with little hair. Don’t let his condition depress you or dampen your determination. Don’t worry because after your successful move to the right facility, and once he is better, he will grow into the healthy baby you’ve imagined.
- The special portable incubator is essential to help your baby breathe and get warmth. The medical team may also need to assist him in his feeding and nutrition. You don’t and you can’t do these things on your own. Let the medical team do their duties.
- For parents who may need to relocate temporarily (or even permanently) to the new location, you can also hire professional movers to assist you. They will be helpful in speeding up the process and ensuring that your belongings get transported and delivered safely. We highly recommend getting full-service movers who can aid you from packing to loading and transporting your things.
Get the Professional Assistance You Need
In critical times such as this, it is important to stay calm and keep your cool. You will be troubled by a million thoughts about your family but you must remember that you have to be calm in order to make sound decisions.
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