McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Neonatal Health

A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of age. During these first 28 days of life, the child is at highest risk of dying. It is thus crucial that appropriate feeding and care are provided during this period, both to improve the child’s chances of survival and to lay the foundations for a healthy life.

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Stress and Pre-Term Delivery

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This video examines the benefits and risks of antenatal corticosteroid treatment that is administered to pregnant women in order to stimulate premature baby’s lung function and development.

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"Kangaroo Care": Skin to Skin Contact

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This video looks at how "kangaroo care" — frequent and sustained skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn — can be beneficial for the newborn.

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How to Improve Post-natal Growth of Preterm Babies

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These videos look at how much improvement has been made in the growth of babies that were born prematurely.

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Nutrition for Preterm Babies

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This video looks at the nutritional needs of babies born prematurely.

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Neonatal Jaundice

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This video looks at neonatal jaundice.

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Debunking Pre-term Births

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This video debunks some commonly held beliefs about preterm births.

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