Here's Looking at You, Kid: How Webcams Help Parents Bond with Premature Babies

Susan Kerr, George Crooks (Editor), Digital Health & Care Institute

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Abstract

During pregnancy, most parents prepare for the baby's arrival and look forward to introducing a healthy baby to family and friends soon after the birth. But an increasing number of parents (8-12%) find that things do not progress as planned and their hoped-for healthy baby is sick or premature and needs expert neonatal care.
When this happens, joy is replaced by concern about the baby's immediate and longer-term health and development, and a period of stress and anxiety for the parents often follows. Admission to a neonatal unit also means the parents are separated from their baby for lengthy periods just when they should be establishing bonds.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • neonatal care
  • remote monitoring
  • early bonding process
  • emotional well-being
  • mylittleone

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