Born At 30 Weeks, Joy As Baby Is Discharged After Weight Gain


LHS Nyahururu Maternity ward celebrated the discharge of baby Isaac after significant improvement and weight gain.


Isaac spent two months at LHS Nyahururu New Bron Unit (NBU), after being born prematurely at 30 weeks weighing 1kg and was 1.7kg at the time of discharge.


Preterm babies are prone to developing jaundice which if left untreated can lead to a long-term disability. NBU at LHS Nyahururu is sufficiently equipped and ensures that the babies that develop such complications are taken through phototherapy which helps in treating and managing the condition.


The facility has a team of pediatric consultants - Dr. Eunice Ndirangu and Dr. Pauline Wambui. Others are senior medical officer Dr. Fatuma Juma and nurse in charge New Born Unit, Lydiah Njogu.


The teamwork tirelessly to provide quality care to newborn babies. This includes many aspects such as meeting the babies' comfort needs, helping babies develop normal sleep patterns, decreasing stimulation from noise, lights or procedures, improved weight gain, the benefits are huge, especially for our premature babies, shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, better feeding and enhancing parent and infant bond.


LHS takes cognizance of the fact that mothers who bare premature children may have difficulty adjusting as it is different from what parents-to-be had dreamed or expected about the upcoming baby. The team at New Born Unit on the edge has been working hard to offer counseling sessions to help them cope with the situation.

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