We’ve been watching the bushbaby phenomenon in the bush for over a year and it is finally here.
The baby bush is a thing of beauty, but in reality, it is a very dangerous and life-threatening form of birth.
There are over 20 million baby bush babies in the world, with up to 60 per cent of them being born prematurely, according to research from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Here are some of the things you need to know about bush babies: What is a bush baby?
A baby bush infant is a healthy, full-term baby born in a birth centre.
They have a normal weight and size, but they have not yet formed a brain.
They are born at about the same time as the first birth, and can grow up to about 12 months old.
The most common complications of a baby born prematurely are anaemia and cerebral palsy.
But, despite these risks, babies born prematurely can live longer than babies born healthy.
Baby bush babies are born as part of a birth programme, and are usually brought to the birth centre under strict anaesthesia, to make sure that they are fully developed before they are delivered to the hospital.
The babies are then placed in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for at least 24 hours.
During this time, their body temperature will drop and their blood pressure will drop, which can cause a severe heart attack.
In rare cases, a baby may need to be resuscitated to stop the heart from beating.
The average lifespan of a bushbaby born in Australia is between 5 and 9 months, and the average life expectancy of a healthy baby is between five and nine years.
What causes bush babies?
The baby’s first two weeks in the NICU are extremely difficult.
They spend most of their time in a very quiet, isolated area, surrounded by a thicket of trees.
This is when they are most vulnerable to infection, which is why they have to be given intravenous fluids to keep their heart pumping.
They also have to stay in a quiet room to avoid being infected.
They may also be fed with solid food for as little as six hours a day.
A baby who is born prematurely is also more likely to have a birth defect, such as congenital heart disease, and to develop diabetes later in life.
They can also be born with respiratory problems and breathing problems.
How do babies born at term end up at hospitals?
When a baby is born premature, they will be given a blood transfusion and given intravenously fluids, which helps their body build up extra blood to fight infections.
This allows them to stay alive and allow them to have regular blood tests.
Some babies born in the hospital will need to go home and be re-birthed several days later, and in some cases, they may need a third blood transfused to survive.
How often are babies born?
Around 10 to 15 per cent to 30 per cent babies born to premature mothers are born in hospitals.
But because babies are more likely than healthy babies to have serious complications during the first few months of life, hospitals often wait until the end of their first month to start their babies.
What are the risks of bush babies born premature?
Many babies born early are at high risk of complications, including a wide range of serious health problems such as a heart attack, cerebral palsia, cerebral amaurosis (an abnormality of the brain), and stroke.
The risk of serious complications also increases the longer a baby remains in the neonatal NICU, and if they have severe infections, as can happen in premature babies.
A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that in some areas, babies whose mothers were born premature were as likely to suffer complications in later life as babies born normally.
What is the outcome of a premature baby born at the NICUs?
In the NICUrts, babies are fed through an IV drip until they are about two weeks old, at which point their heart rate drops, their breathing slows, and they are taken to the operating theatre.
They usually survive about a week, but if they die, the parents are immediately buried, and there is a coronavirus epidemic.
A few babies born as premature have died at the hospital, but a large majority of babies born preterm survive and thrive.
How can I prevent a baby from being born premature in the first place?
As a general rule, it’s best to give your baby’s mother some time to get used to her baby and her new surroundings before giving birth.
If your baby is still a baby, it may be better to wait until after they have started school, which will allow them time to acclimatise and to find out how they feel about their new home.
If you think your baby has had a bad start to their life, try to keep an open mind and let them grow as they go through life.
Your baby’s new environment may include a play area, a crib