Archive for May, 2013

BabyView is giving away a 3D CD Package Ultrasound

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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What does 4D mean?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

This is one of the most common questions we get. What does 4D ultrasound mean?

Well, the 4th dimension “D” is time, therefore when you are watching a baby during a live scan that is 4D. 4D can also be referred to as “movement”.

3D, the third dimension, is depth and refers to still photographs of the baby.

Heartbeat Animals and Mother’s Heartbeat

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Mother’s heartbeat and voice ‘improves health outcomes in preterm infants’

Providing audio recordings of the mother’s heartbeat and voice promotes better outcomes among preterm infants in neonatal units, maternal and newborn health research has found.

Dr Amir Lahav, director of the Neonatal Research Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, led a team of scientists who exposed 14 babies born between 26 and 32 weeks’ gestation to such noises four times per day.

The audio intervention, named maternal sound stimulation, was found to reduce the incidence of cardio-respiratory events such as apnoea and bradycardia in the infants and this effect was statistically significant once the patients reached 33 weeks’ gestation.

“Our findings show that there may be a window of opportunity to improve the physiological health of these babies born prematurely using non-pharmalogical treatments, such as auditory stimulation,” said Dr Lahav.

The study was published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine and comes after an investigation was carried out by researchers at Wayne State University in the US to identify risks to very low birth-weight infants.

Their findings, which were revealed in The Journal of Pediatrics, showed staying in a neonatal intensive care unit for more than 120 days increases the chance of mortality by three-fold.

Posted by Martine WardADNFCR-2094-ID-801313861-ADNFCR (http://www.figo.org/news/mothers-heartbeat-and-voice-improves-health-outcomes-preterm-infants-009885)