As the nation prepares for the start of the flu season, there are fears of a resurgence of the pandemic.
But what if you don’t want to wait?
A list of potential homes for newborns can help you make an informed decision.
Trinity Hospital Trinity is an Auckland hospital that offers babies a safe, comfortable and warm home, where they will be cared for with compassion, and a strong sense of belonging.
A recent report found that there were more than 100 babies and toddlers admitted to Trinity every day in December.
“We know that babies can be the most vulnerable to influenza in New Zealand, and the first months of life can be very difficult for infants,” says Dr Mary Henshaw, a consultant paediatrician and the director of health and wellbeing at Trinity.
“Influenza is one of the most common illnesses in New Zealander homes, and we understand how important it is to make sure babies are well cared for at this time of year.”
Hensaw said the hospital was working hard to help make sure newborns were in good health at the start.
If you have questions about your baby, or need help in making an informed choice, Dr Hensaws advice is to contact the NICU in the city of Auckland. “
If there are any questions about influenza symptoms, babies are encouraged to get checked out by their paediatricians.”
If you have questions about your baby, or need help in making an informed choice, Dr Hensaws advice is to contact the NICU in the city of Auckland.
The NICU is a small, three-bed unit on the grounds of Trinity Hospital.
It’s not a hospital but it offers babies and newborns the chance to stay with their mothers and their newborns in their own home.
“You can be in a room with your baby in it, but you can also be in the NICUs, so you can stay with them in their room, as well as get regular contact with your child,” says Hensawa.
“It’s very simple to get to the NICu.”
There are many different NICUs across New Zealand.
You can also find baby incubators, which allow babies to be taken to the incubator while their mothers are away.
The incubators are available for the cost of $250.
They have no windows or door, so the babies can stay warm and comfortable in their beds.
Henswah says they are the most affordable options.
“I have a three-week-old who was brought to me at birth, and her incubator has a door, and it’s completely covered.
So you can sleep there all night, and she can have a really safe, warm, and secure environment.”
If your baby is at home, you can visit the NICUS to get an appointment.
They will offer you the opportunity to talk to a doctor and get your baby checked out.
“A newborn who’s at home is more likely to be healthy,” says Jody Ruggiero, chief executive of the NZ Infants Network.
“They’re going to be a bit calmer, and you’re going for the best possible outcome.”
“If your baby has to be in an incubator, it’s important that the temperature is maintained at a healthy level.”
You can contact the Infants New Zealand branch of NICU New Zealand for more information.
“There are a number of NICUs in New England and in South America,” says Ruggie.
“But the best NICU for newborn babies is in Auckland.”
Read more about the NICN.
Cook County Hospital (NCU) “Our babies are very important to us, but we don’t feel they should have to go through this,” says NICU chief executive Dr Catherine Hargrove.
“This is about babies and they are extremely vulnerable.
We need to make the most of our time, and make sure that babies get the best care possible.”
She says that the NICs are not the only options, but they are by far the best options.
The NCU offers an intensive care unit where babies can sleep in a bed together and are fed a formula of their own.
They can also stay with other NICUs for the full night.
“Their mothers can also get a bed in their NICU if they need to,” says Hooper.
“And babies can also go into a unit with their mother, where she’s going to stay the night and they can get some help.”
Hargrot says the hospital is working hard and that the facility has recently been upgraded.
There are two baby suites, which are separate and shared, and they get together and we’re able”
At the moment we are able to have some babies in our ICU and they have a place to go.
There are two baby suites, which are separate and shared, and they get together and we’re able