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
Other birth defects
Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopthy