They are premature (born before 37 weeks gestation)
There were complications during delivery
There are complications such as breathing problems, infections, birth defects or the baby needs surgery
They have a low birth weight (less than 2.5 kg)
They are a twin, triplet or from other multiple births.
The birth of a baby is a wonderful and very complex process. Many physical and emotional changes occur for both mother and baby.A baby must make many physical adjustments to life outside the mother’s body. Leaving the uterus means that a baby can no longer depend on the mother’s blood supply and placenta for important body functions. At Brother Andre Medical Centre we have health Care Processionals including a Paediatrician and special care unit to give your baby the best possible care.
The Brother Andre Medical team will discuss with you how long your baby is expected to stay, which usually depends on their condition, and what developmental stage they need to reach.