Sick Full Termer

For the majority of mums who reach 37 weeks of their pregnancy things will be smooth sailing and everything will be fine with their baby. For a small number however when baby arrives they may require admission to NICU/SCN. Sometimes parents are prepared in advance as babies condition has been picked up on ultrasound, other times it comes as a complete shock. Either way having a baby admitted to NICU/SCN can be scary and confronting.

Some common reasons a full term baby may be admitted to NICU/SCN are -

Congenital heart defect

Cleft lip or palate

Tracheoesophageal fistula

Other birth defects

Breathing difficulties

Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopthy

Severe jaundice


Meconium aspiration