Less hypoglycaemias in single room maternity care


In January 2006, the Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital introduced the concept of Single Room Maternity Care (SMRC) by realizing 13 labour rooms for mother, infant and partner. Benefits of this new care concept not only include maternal satisfaction and increased staff satisfaction, but also significant health benefits for the neonate. Since the introduction of the concept, we registered a sharp decrease in the number of hypoglycaemias (from 15.6% in 2005 to 2.5% in 2009). Varying causes, such as successful breastfeeding and/or improved attachment between mother and infant may contribute to the decrease of hypoglycaemias.

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Gerrits, P. , Hosson, M. , Semmekrot, B. and Sporken, J. (2013) Less hypoglycaemias in single room maternity care. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 183-185. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33031.

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