No parent wishes to have their baby born prematurely, but it’s an unfortunate event that does occur quite often. Premature babies often have to end up spending weeks, even months in the hospital before being able to finally go home. This makes it very difficult on the parents who have to continue on with their regular lives. Not being able to see their new baby on a daily basis can be heartbreaking and even cause intense depressions.
Fortunately, webcams solve a very hard to live with problem.
New Hospital Webcams
Hospitals in certain areas have begun experimenting with a new technology; webcams. They have installed webcams in neonatal centers, which are basically in charge of caring for newborn babies. Premature babies normally remain in incubators for several weeks, which makes it difficult for parents to see them on a daily basis.
Since hospitals have begun installing webcams near the incubators, parents can now check up on their baby without having to physically go to the hospital every day. This is a huge perk for parents with premature babies because some parents live over an hour away from the hospital. Going back and forth on a daily basis isn’t always an option, but with webcams, parents don’t have to go a single day without seeing their child.
Easier to Cope
Dealing with a baby in an incubator is often quite difficult. Not being able to see their child every day causes many mothers to go deep into postpartum depression. However, with these new webcam additions, it allows mothers to be reassured whenever they need to see that their child is doing good.
It’s a very well thought out addition that should have be added to hospitals years ago. Although not many hospitals are offering this type of luxury just yet, it’s certainly going to become a regular thing for most hospitals in the future. So far, the hospitals that have begun using webcams have been a huge success. Parents love it and there has been nothing but positive feedback so far.
Hearing Your Baby
For mothers, there’s nothing worst than waking up in the middle of the night without being able to see or hear your baby. Fortunately, the intensive care units that have begun using webcams allow for 24/7 streaming. This allows mothers to check up on their baby regardless of the time. Not only can they see their child, but they can also hear them. This allows mothers to hear their child’s little lungs every time he or she begins to cry. It’s an amazing way to help parents get through such a difficult time.