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Birth-related fatigue in 34-36-week preterm neonates: rapid recovery with very early kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1999 Jan-Feb; 28(1):94-103.JO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To test preterm neonates' physiologic and behavioral responses when placed skin-to-skin on their mother's chests, called kangaroo care (KC), for the first 6 hours after birth, instead of having the neonates go to an intensive care unit.

DESIGN

Convenience sampling was used in this descriptive study to enroll neonates who were given continuous KC beginning soon after birth in the delivery room and continuing for 6 hours. Heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, abdominal temperature, and behavioral state were recorded each minute.

SETTING

Data were collected in the delivery room and in a private labor room in tropical Cali, Colombia.

PARTICIPANTS

Six 34-36-week preterm neonates with 5-minute APGAR scores of 6 or more were enrolled. Two neonates had grunting respirations before KC was begun.

RESULTS

Temperature rose rapidly to thermoneutral range. With few exceptions, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation remained within normal limits; grunting respirations in two neonates disappeared with warmed humidified oxygen and continuous KC. Sleep predominated, and neonates were discharged home by 48 hours being fully breastfed, suggesting that KC was an environment conducive to recovery from fatigue.

CONCLUSIONS

These data suggest that KC beginning in the delivery room can be given safely and perhaps with benefit to 34-36-week gestation neonates who appear healthy at birth. Kangaroo care was conducive to recovery from birth-related fatigue.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, 21201-1545, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9924870

Citation

Ludington-Hoe, S M., et al. "Birth-related Fatigue in 34-36-week Preterm Neonates: Rapid Recovery With Very Early Kangaroo (skin-to-skin) Care." Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, vol. 28, no. 1, 1999, pp. 94-103.
Ludington-Hoe SM, Anderson GC, Simpson S, et al. Birth-related fatigue in 34-36-week preterm neonates: rapid recovery with very early kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1999;28(1):94-103.
Ludington-Hoe, S. M., Anderson, G. C., Simpson, S., Hollingsead, A., Argote, L. A., & Rey, H. (1999). Birth-related fatigue in 34-36-week preterm neonates: rapid recovery with very early kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, 28(1), 94-103.
Ludington-Hoe SM, et al. Birth-related Fatigue in 34-36-week Preterm Neonates: Rapid Recovery With Very Early Kangaroo (skin-to-skin) Care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1999 Jan-Feb;28(1):94-103. PubMed PMID: 9924870.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Birth-related fatigue in 34-36-week preterm neonates: rapid recovery with very early kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care. AU - Ludington-Hoe,S M, AU - Anderson,G C, AU - Simpson,S, AU - Hollingsead,A, AU - Argote,L A, AU - Rey,H, PY - 1999/1/30/pubmed PY - 1999/1/30/medline PY - 1999/1/30/entrez SP - 94 EP - 103 JF - Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN JO - J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs VL - 28 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To test preterm neonates' physiologic and behavioral responses when placed skin-to-skin on their mother's chests, called kangaroo care (KC), for the first 6 hours after birth, instead of having the neonates go to an intensive care unit. DESIGN: Convenience sampling was used in this descriptive study to enroll neonates who were given continuous KC beginning soon after birth in the delivery room and continuing for 6 hours. Heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, abdominal temperature, and behavioral state were recorded each minute. SETTING: Data were collected in the delivery room and in a private labor room in tropical Cali, Colombia. PARTICIPANTS: Six 34-36-week preterm neonates with 5-minute APGAR scores of 6 or more were enrolled. Two neonates had grunting respirations before KC was begun. RESULTS: Temperature rose rapidly to thermoneutral range. With few exceptions, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation remained within normal limits; grunting respirations in two neonates disappeared with warmed humidified oxygen and continuous KC. Sleep predominated, and neonates were discharged home by 48 hours being fully breastfed, suggesting that KC was an environment conducive to recovery from fatigue. CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that KC beginning in the delivery room can be given safely and perhaps with benefit to 34-36-week gestation neonates who appear healthy at birth. Kangaroo care was conducive to recovery from birth-related fatigue. SN - 0884-2175 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9924870/Birth_related_fatigue_in_34_36_week_preterm_neonates:_rapid_recovery_with_very_early_kangaroo__skin_to_skin__care_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0884-2175(15)33617-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -