premature babies after cesarean

In recent years, more and more children are born by Caesarean section. One can argue about whether this is good or bad - but the fact remains. And very often a cesarean section is the only chance for the baby to be born relatively healthy. Especially if the crumb - bustler, and decided to meet with the parents early. Premature babies after a caesarean section - a very urgent problem.

Many parents deny the idea that their baby was born by Caesarean section than - or different from other children. There are many theories that these children are in development are not only equal, but sometimes ahead of their peers. However, to be safe all the excess will never be.

One of the most common misconceptions is that the birth by Caesarean section less severe for a child. And really - at first glance it may seem that everything is happening very quickly and completely painless for the child.

But this is not so, because the natural childbirth - precisely what the nature had chosen. And think carefully about the nature of this process, providing all possible nuances. And the child did not suffer from the passage through the birth canal of the mother. Rather on the contrary - he feels it vital physiological sensations and emotional experiences.

On the eve of the birth of a child in the body is undergoing significant change - nature holds a peculiar training. As a result of these processes the child is born it is already preparing for life outside the mother's body. And this is true even if labor begins early - a few hours the body is mobilized crumbs.

But in the case of surgical intervention in preterm pregnancy crumb may be completely unprepared for independent living. It goes without saying that this mode of delivery has on the child very, very negative impact. And in most cases it can not affect the physical state of the crumbs.

Of course, how the baby was born, it means a lot - premature infants are different from those born at term and in a natural way. Although parents often religiously convinced that these two groups of children are no different. And indeed - the child, even if premature, has all chances to grow up healthy, to develop properly, be breastfed for a very long time.

And in his physical and mental development "kesaryata" does not concede baby born naturally. However, these kids need a lot more care and attention from both the medical staff and, of course, from mom and dad. There are a few secrets that will help your baby adapt more quickly in this, yet still new for him, world.

Today we'll talk about the features of both physical and psychological care for such crumbs. After all, there are some very fundamental things, the implementation of which for a premature baby, which was born by Caesarean section are very important. And they should not be ignored in any case.

What to do? The emotional side

The first and most important rule - a dialogue with the child. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that communication is extremely important for all children, regardless of how they were born and in what period. But for the "Caesar" communication is doubly important - for the use of every opportunity.

The first - the emotional and physical contact. Doctors - neonatologists recommended as often as possible to stroke the crumbs from the head and down to the heels. And the movement must be strong enough, but soft. Stroking should be done twice a day for about 7 - 10 minutes. In the subconscious of the child will certainly be held parallel with the passage through the birth canal. And it will start certain processes - in the child's mind, and the physical layer. This measure is effective in the first three weeks of life baby.

Incidentally, it is also necessary to mention that child psychologists recommend already grown up kids who were born by Caesarean section, often play themed games - climb through the tunnels. And it is not necessary to buy very expensive playgrounds - makeshift tunnels of the chairs and blankets are children no less love.

Second, pay special attention to the aspect of the child's night sleep. Doctors reliably found that babies who were born by Caesarean section, very often dream terrible dreams. Of course, what can dream of similar crumbs, it is not known. But the fact remains. Therefore, never leave your baby sleeping in a room alone, at least for the first year of life.

Joint night's sleep in this case - one of the best options. Waking up, pipsqueak will feel the mother's warmth, comfort and tranquility. This will greatly facilitate the life of both baby and mother the most. Yes, and you can feed the baby immediately, without getting out of bed. But in any case we should not forget about safety precautions. At first, doctors recommend putting the baby to sleep if not for a separate children's mattress, then, at least, under separate blankets.

And during the day as often as possible, try to take your baby in his arms, preferably at a time when the crumb takes air baths. Contact "skin to skin" is very important for the baby: both physical as well as for emotional development. You will soon notice a positive result - the baby will cease to be capricious, and sleep will be much calmer. In addition, certain observations suggest that these children, even growing up, feel more relaxed and protected.

By the way, these kids as they grow older and require special attention. Although the reason is unclear, the fact remains - the children who were born by Caesarean section, grow more insecure and cautious than their peers who were born naturally. Parents should always keep this in mind and strengthen his faith in himself. Praise your child at the slightest provocation, and sometimes for no reason at all. But criticism and comments, on the contrary, it is necessary to be very careful. But let sit on the neck, of course, not worth it. Try to find a "middle ground" that the child did not start just to manipulate you.

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What to do? Physiological side

Now it's time to talk about the features of the body, which has a child after a caesarean section. In principle, they are equally relevant for full-term infants as well as for emerging into the world prematurely. And parents need to take into account these features, to grow a healthy baby.

  • Breast-feeding

Children born by Caesarean section, and even ahead of schedule, often very poorly gaining weight. Yes, and the immune system have often significantly weakened. Therefore, doctors recommend to feed the mother's milk of babies as long as possible. Of course, to organize breastfeeding is much more difficult than after vaginal delivery. But it's real, so the young mother must make this effort, no matter how difficult the first time, she was not.

  • Swaddling baby

Modern parents tend to prefer not to swaddle the baby from the very first birthday. However, premature crumbs, as well as those who are born by Caesarean section, pediatricians highly recommend swaddled at least the first month. They suggest that in diapers child feels about the same as in the uterus. And it brings the kid moral satisfaction.

  • Visits to a neurologist and a cardiologist

Child must be regularly show a neurologist. The first inspection should be carried out even in the hospital immediately after birth. Next recommended inspection neurologist every month during the first year of life. Well, in that case, if the parents notice that the child is too whiny, especially at night or at rest the crumbs begin to shake the handle and chin, to see a doctor - a neurologist should be sent immediately, without delay visit indefinitely.

Usually, your doctor - a pediatrician own schedule is a visit to a neurologist. Reinsurance in this case is justified, because premature babies are at risk of developing diseases of the nervous system much more.

  • Visit other specialists

We should not forget about the need to attend, and other specialists. After all, surely the baby was born prematurely, and even by Caesarean section, not just? Those diseases which were a baby, and after birth are not going anywhere. Yes, and if the reason was my mother's disease, they can also make itself felt, but the baby. Therefore, if the doctor - a pediatrician will recommend to show the baby any other doctors, in any case, do not ignore.

And do not forget the cardiologist. All the children who were born preterm - both naturally and by Caesarean section - should be at least three times during the first year of life examined by a doctor - a cardiologist. Therefore, even if your doctor - a pediatrician gave you directions, ask him yourself. After just seen heart problems often can be successfully corrected.

The most common problems

And finally, it is to talk about some of the most common health problems in premature babies who were born as a result of caesarean section. Of course, it is not necessary that these issues will have all these kids without exception. But it is no wonder there is a saying "Forewarned - is forearmed."

These kids in about 70% of all cases as they grow develop hyperactivity. Moreover, its peak is, oddly enough, in the teenage years. And this problem and no one in the head does not come to associate with severe birth.

Due to the fact that cesarean section is a sharp pressure drop, and the uterine environment, there are often micro brain hemorrhage. And about half of all cases, the child is born with an increased intracranial pressure.

Often, these babies are born with iron deficiency anemia and hypoxia. It is therefore important to carefully monitor these vital signs in time to notice the problem as quickly as possible and take the necessary measures.

And remember, the main thing that you need to your baby - is your love!

 Premature babies after a caesarean section - Be Careful!

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