With satisfaction from the care given to 176 newborns from the beginning of June until now and a thematic corner that captured moments of their professional daily life, othe neonatology division of the Maternal and Child Health Clinic ,Mom and me’ in Pleven celebrates November 17 – the World Day of Premature Children. Since the start of the week, the team has been welcoming colleagues and parents of babies in their care in purple – the color of the cause of premature babies around the world, with the initiative culminating today.
“On November 17, we celebrate the smallest heroes, these tiniest and fighting children. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the issue and encourage the expression of empathy for premature babies and their families.
Department of Neonatology of ,Mom and me’ has the highest – 3rd – level of competence, as here we provide the first care for all newborn children. The equipment we work with allows us to provide adequate care for the newborn, including extremely immature children weighing less than 1000 g,” says Dr. Andrej Hristov, head of neonatology at ,Mom and me’. He and his colleagues take care of the most severe cases of newborns around the clock, reaching needy families and other pediatric clinics thanks to a specialized ambulance – an intensive care unit with an intensive transport incubator and a respirator.
“We also have the most modern and unique specialized equipment in the region for artificial pulmonary ventilation for full-term and premature newborns with critically affected respiratory and cardiovascular activity. In the “Intensive Therapy” sector, we accept all sick newborns requiring intensive observation, device monitoring and intensive treatment. The presence of a state-of-the-art incubator – “baby leo 500” gives even the most immature patients a chance. And last but not least, the multidisciplinary teams working in the field of maternal and child health and neonatal care in ,Mom and me’“, says Dr. Hristov.
“We are happy with what we do for our young patients, for their parents, and we wanted to tell and show through a thematic exhibition and corner a little more about our work. Since the discovery of ,Mom and me’ so far, we have sent the parents of 176 children away from the department with a smile, among them are the parents of our little patients – triplets. The mother was from another regional town, but she chose to trust our team,” says Boryana Angelova – senior midwife in neonatology. He says that the hardest part is when they look into the eyes of parents whose hearts have shrunk with worry for their child, and the best part is with the smile of those same parents as they leave.