In the start of September, my whole entire world changed when I had to have an emergency C-section at 24 weeks pregnant.
- I was also planning on giving birth at the end of December… However, this experience has been traumatic… However, it was also rewarding because I got to meet my child early… However, since my child was born, I have spent time in the NICU every single day.
The NICU has really particular and unique temperature requirements. The central a/c must stay between 72-74 degrees fahrenheit. The central a/c requirements keep the NICU cool to prevent the spread of diseases, then premature infants are at risk for diseases because their immune systems are not fully developed yet, so maintaining air temperature is seriously important for their safety. Depending on how early neonates are finally born, they may be sited in an isolette which replicates the environment of the uterus. The isolette has to be certain temperatures based on the premature infant’s age plus their health. The temperature of the isolette is flaunted digitally plus loud alarms will go off if the temperature is too high or low. The isolette also determines the temperature of the baby; once the baby is seasoned enough to regulate their temperature on their own, they will be moved out of the isolette plus into the crib. The temperature of the room will be serviced to support the baby’s health. I often freeze when I am resting in the hospital room, so I bring clothes plus blankets to keep myself and others warm; when my daughter’s isolette is opened to change his sheets, I can imagine the heat radiating out of it. It is nice plus hot to support his growth.