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- Therapeutic bed can help keep premature babies' brain oxygen levels steady during procedures
For neonates who experience stress, a parent's touch is one of the most soothing techniques for an infant. However, a parent is not always around to provide that physical touch to their baby. To combat this, researchers at the University of British Columbia developed a new tool to manage pain among babies. The device, called Calmer, is a pillow-sized therapeutic bed covered in soft fabric and inserted into the incubator. Randomized clinical trials with Calmer showed that the device helps keep infant’s brain oxygen levels steady during medical procedures.
- While there are many benefits for premature infants who receive "mother's own milk" (MOM), data shows that MOM feeding is seen at very low rates among Black and Hispanic mothers. Although few studies have offered guidance on this topic, Diana Cartagena, PhD RN CPNP, shares a few recommendations on improving MOM feedings for this group of mothers.
- What Happened With Preterm Birth During the Pandemic?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some areas have seen a decrease in preterm births while others have not seen much difference. Rahul Gupta, MD MPH, chief medical and health officer at March of Dimes, gives insight as to why these differences may be occurring and why there may be a variety of outcomes once scientists break down all the information.