Neonatal Care

Quality Neonatal Care

A Healthy Start for Your Newborn

A neonate is any infant who is less than 30 days old. Any measures taken to safeguard and promote the health and well-being of an infant in this age group constitute neonatal healthcare.

The neonatal period is crucial in the newborn’s healthcare journey as simple measures taken at this point can safeguard the lifelong health of the child. 

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Quality Neonatal Care

A Healthy Start for Your Newborn

A neonate is any infant who is less than 30 days old. Any measures taken to safeguard and promote the health and well-being of an infant in this age group constitute neonatal healthcare.

The neonatal period is crucial in the newborn’s healthcare journey as simple measures taken at this point can safeguard the lifelong health of the child. 

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  • What is neonatal care?

    A neonate is any infant who is less than 30 days old. Any measures taken to safeguard and promote the health and well-being of an infant in this age group constitute neonatal healthcare.

    The neonatal period is crucial in the newborn’s healthcare journey as simple measures taken at this point can safeguard the lifelong health of the child. 

    The WHO guidelines have detailed the best practices for neonatal health and our neonatal healthcare services are based on these guidelines to guarantee the best care for your newborn. 

    What health challenges are encountered in the neonatal period?

    The most common causes of ill health among neonates are:-

    Neonatal infections

    Prematurity

    Birth Asphyxia (a condition caused by inadequate delivery of oxygen to the infant during delivery)

    All three of these conditions are preventable to some degree through quality antenatal and post-delivery care.

    You can learn more about how these three can be managed in the sections below.

  • More About Neonatal Care

    Who provides Neonatal Care? 

    The neonatal healthcare delivery team is composed of specialists, general medical doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and parents/guardians.

    The leader of the team is a paediatrician-neonatologist. This is a children’s doctor who has undergone extra training in managing the healthcare of neonates.

    For the sick neonate, the best setting of care is the neonatal unit in a hospital.

    Well-neonates should be followed up by a neonatologist through a scheduled clinic visit at least once within the first month of birth.

    You can compare prices and make your booking for a neonatal care visit here

  • What happens during the neonatal care visit?

    The main objective of the neonatal care visit is a consultation with a Neonatologist in which the following are addressed:-

    • Neonatal feeding
    • Level of physical activity
    • Passage of stool and urine
    • New symptoms such as fevers, yellowing of the eyes, skin rashes, etc.
    • Vaccinations

    The consultation may be followed by laboratory tests where indicated.

    The results will be interpreted and the appropriate recommendations are made by the neonatologist.

    Follow-up visits will be scheduled where necessary.

  • What tests are done during the neonatal care visit?

    Depending on the history obtained by the neonatologist, lab tests may be ordered to assess the patient’s health status further.

    These are usually blood tests to check for blood group and hemoglobin levels.

    Screening tests to check for common infections that may be transferred from mother to child during childbirth are also performed.

    A neonatal hearing assessment may be recommended where indicated.

    They may also be used to rule out any ongoing infections. Click here to find your desired neonatal screening test.

  • What is the importance of getting my newborn baby immunized?

    The newborn’s immune system is not fully developed and as such, there is increased susceptibility to infectious illnesses. The immunizations, as well as breastmilk from the mother, help boost the baby’s immune system.

    The immunizations given at birth provide almost life-long immunity to diseases such as polio and tuberculosis. This is a crucial step in safeguarding the future of your newborn.

    The immunizations are given according to a standardized schedule for the next 2 years. Booster doses may be given thereafter in special circumstances.

    Learn more about the available well-baby vaccinations here.

  • What about my newborn's oral health?

    Dental check-ups are recommended from early on in life. Abnormalities in the structures of the face and mouth are more easily correctable once diagnosed early.

    It is advisable to book a dental check-up in case you notice any abnormalities or if you have any other concerns regarding your child’s oral health.

    However, simple dental hygiene techniques such as wiping the gums with a soft clean cloth after every feeding go a long way in preventing gum and tooth decay.

  • What are the best skin products to use for my newborn?

    Newborn skin can be quite sensitive to foreign chemicals. Therefore it is advisable to use natural skincare products which are dye-free and fragrance-free. Petroleum jelly and diaper rash ointment also come in handy when trying to soothe irritated skin.

    Safe babies’ skincare products and other newborn accessories are available here.

    paediatrician consult is advised when rashes or skin changes persist despite the use of the home remedies mentioned above.

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health Neonatal Care booking experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop point for neonatal care packages. Book a certified and vetted facility or specialist conveniently at the comfort of your home, hotel, or office.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through Ponea Health e commerce platform, you are able to compare and array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and convenience in terms of location.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my lab samples taken?

    Through the Ponea Health mobile phlebotomy services, you can get your samples conveniently collected by a vetted professional at the comfort of your home, office, or hotel . The short turnaround times for sample processing and dispatch of results to both yourself and the doctor guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment.

  • How do I get my medications?

    The Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my doctor mean?

    Doctors on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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