Jill Bergman workingThe key aspect of care to any newborn is  skin-to-skin contact.

This is MORE IMPORTANT if the baby is preterm, - if born too small or too early.

The challenge is to combine necessary modern technology and care with skin-to-skin contact, and this is the fundamental function of the Kangaroula when providing support to preterm babies and their parents.

The following information is also available to download as
a "pdf file" Support Service for Prem Babies and their Parents.

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OUR  PREM SUPPORT BRIDGES CARE THROUGH THE  JOURNEY       Jill prem support

1.BEFORE BIRTH:         (for at risk parents e.g. multiples, IVF)
•Being prepared, informed and educated  beforehand makes a difference

2.   AT BIRTH:

NORMAL DELIVERY    we offer help with:

•Skin to skin contact    ( on mum or dad )
•Technology as needed
•Encouragement of early   breastfeeding & bonding

IF CAESAREAN SECTION    we offer help with:

•Skin to skin on dad  in operating theatre
•Support in transfer  to NICU / wards

3. EARLY NICU SUPPORT      we offer help with:

•Skin to skin contact for very small preterms
• with technology like CPAP, ventilator etc
•Safe technique
•Sensory  supportive environment
•Breastfeeding   support

4. LATE NICU SUPPORT    we offer help with developmentally supportive environment and care. Jill is a NIDCAP trainee, (Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care Assessment Program) and works to customize care to your baby’s strengths & needs

5. PREPARATION FOR DISCHARGE: and continuing to

             FOLLOWUP REFERRAL SERVICES

 Prems are at high risk for developmental complications, it makes a huge difference identifying and treating these early, we offer help with:

•Assessing your needs and support base
•Planning a continuum of care
•Referral to development physiotherapist
•Other early referrals as needed.

kangaroula supportCOUNSELLING for  PARENTS :   YOUR EMOTIONS AND COPING

This can be a very hard time for you. Your baby needs you to face your feelings, so that you can help her thrive

 

COLLABORATION and TEAMWORK   with all categories of staff

 We will support the staff in their roles, and work to make all involved into an integrated and “state of art”  care team.