INHA FAMILY PUBLICATIONS

All INHA family publications are listed below and we encourage our visitors to print a copy, download or share this page with your family, friends and colleagues.

Click on one of the links below to download the guides directly to either desktop or mobile device, or continue reading through the page and click on the previews provided – each will open up in .pdf format that you can save or print at your leisure.

INHA Family Publications download links:

INHA – Irish Neonatal Health Alliance – a bit about us and what we do

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Click here to download our information leaflet.

Better Together – a family-centered care guide for your premature baby

This guide was created by the INHA to help parents of premature babies be able to take a more active role in the neonatal setting during their baby’s stay in hospital and was launched on the World Prematurity Day 2016.

It is hoped that the Better Together Guide can act as a blueprint for NICUs that are implementing a family-centred approach to care.

Please click here to download a soft copy.

10 Things to Know about 1 in 10

One out of every 10 babies born in the world will be born prematurely. Here in Ireland, there are approximately 4,500 babies born prematurely each year – that is one baby born prematurely every 116 minutes.

Advances in our understanding of how to care for these vulnerable babies means that more and more go on to live normal, healthy and happy lives.

Click here to download our leaflet about the ten things to know to help prepare you and your family if your baby is the 1 in 10.

 

 

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INHA’s Financial Supports Information Leaflet

Having a premature baby can be an expensive time for families i.e additional transport costs, additional childcare costs, loss of earnings, additional parking expenses, increased healthcare costs and increased food/drink costs.

There are many financial supports available to families of premature babies in Ireland and this online resource outlines the supports that are available as well as the qualifying criteria.

 

Click here to access the soft copy of INHA’s Financial Supports Information Leaflet.

INHA Purple Butterfly Symbol – Downloadable Template

 

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A Purple Butterfly on an incubator indicates that the baby is a survivor or a multiple pregnancy where one or more babies have passed away. The symbol silently acknowledges the loss and safeguards the family from innocent but potentially heartbreaking questions.

Click here to download the Purple Butterfly Template

Next Steps …. The Journey Home 

This booklet has been developed by the INHA to help you prepare to take your baby home from hospital.

Once home, you and your family will be the primary carers for your baby. Bringing your child home is an emotional and sometimes stressful time for families, however it is important to remember that your baby is only coming home because the hospital staff believe that they are well enough to leave the hospital and that you are able to care for them.

The booklet does not include information specific to your baby’s management – it is intended to complement the advice you receive from the staff caring for your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Baby Unit.

We have tried to include as much general information as possible about what to expect and to look out for when you take your baby home but if you have any specific concerns about your child you should contact your General Practitioner, Public Health Nurse or Paediatrician.

Click here to download our ‘Next Steps’ patient booklet

INHA - WPD 2017 - Next Steps