Premature Baby Birth

Most pregnancies last 40 weeks. A baby born before the 37th week is known as a premature or pre-term baby. Medical advances have meant that more than 9 out of 10 premature babies survive, and most go on to develop normally. Very premature babies are at a higher risk of developmental problems. It is possible for babies born at 23 to 24 weeks to survive, but it is risky. Most babies born before 32 weeks, and those weighing 2.5 kg or less, may need help breathing and may be cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) until they have developed enough to survive on their own. Babies born between 32 and 37 weeks may need care nursery.At Bahra Hospital we have the faclity of nursery and NICU to take care of such cases.

Causes & Management

Some of the reasons babies are born prematurely include:

Twin Pregnancy

Mother has a problem with her uterus or cervix

Medical condition that forces for an early delivery

A history of premature birth

It is best for very premature babies to be born at a hospital that has an NICU. When you are in labour, you may be given medicines to stop the contractions for a while. ou may also receive injections of corticosteroids 12 to 24 hours before the birth to help your baby’s lungs function more efficiently. They will usually be born through the vagina. However, in some cases the doctor may decide it is safest to deliver the baby via caesarean. A very premature baby may develop problems like breathing problems, heart problems, digestive tract issues, anemia and jaundice to name a few. Managing this needs a team of experienced child specialists and well equipped NICU at the hospital.

Best Doctors and Cost

Dr Kiranpreet Kaur Bhullar is one of the best and highly trained child specialist in Mohali who has experience in handling premature or pre term babies in NICU and nursery. Bahra Hospital, Mohali is one of the most advanced hospital in the tricity with all the super specialty facility under one roof. The cost of management of low weight babies or pre term babies depends upon the condition they are in. In case the child is stable and needs just nursery support then the cost per day at Bahra hOspital could be in the range of Rs 7000 - Rs 8000 whereas in case baby has to be lept in NICU on ventilator then the cost could go up to Rs 15,000 to 20,000 per day.

Proud Lineage

Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.

Cutting Edge Technology

Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.

A Professional Medical Team

Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.

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