Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Explanation and 4 Advice for NICU

In this video, I explain and breakdown what HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) is, the risk factors and the treatment for it.
This is a condition that affects full term babies in the NICU.
When a parent gets the news that their baby might have HIE, it’s scary and parents have no idea what to expect.
But there are great resources for you that you access during and after NICU life.
Check down in the description box for more information.

00:00 Intro
01:28 Intro to what HIE is
03:27 Breakdown on what HIE stands for- hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
04:04 Which babies does it happen to?
04:25 Conditions that can cause HIE to happen
06:20 Treatment for HIE
08:32 4 pieces of advices for NICU parent to help with HIE from a NICU nurse
11:00 last words of advice on disability

//Check out Part 2 of the series- Support for HIE after NICU

Hope for HIE ( amazing resource for parents that have HIE diagnosis)
️HIE support landing page for new families finding us-
Website: hopeforhie.org

️Social Media: all @hopeforhie- facebook, instagram, twitter, youtube, tiktok,

️Email: outreach@hopeforhie.org

Properly advocate for yourself and your baby once you understand the common medical terms used.
Grab my FREE Medical Terms Cheat Sheet to decrease confusion and be more involved in your high risk pregnancy, after birth and in the NICU.

️Best Developmental Position for NICU Babies- https://youtu.be/pMGFDLhLky4
️Superheroes of the NICU- https://youtu.be/JYgqYMqLQkE

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Hi, My name is Iman and I’m a NICU nurse who had her own premature baby. I had a crazy high risk pregnancy and was hospitalized. I learned so much being on both sides. Therefore, I decided to teach other parents on how to care for themselves in high risk pregnancy and how to care for their preemie baby. Come join my little community!

DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational purposes only.The information shared should never replace the advice of your doctor. Always seek advice from a doctor regarding anything mentioned in this video. Even though I am a NICU nurse, I’m not your baby’s nurse and I don’t know your specific situation. So please talk with your doctor about any questions you might have concerning your pregnancy and/or your baby’s status


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