So we’ve heard of Apple’s FaceTime, which is basically Apple’s spin on video calling, and it seems that the Cedars-Sinai hospital has announced a new initiative called “BabyTime”, which as the name might have already given away, is basically the use of FaceTime to help connect newborn babies with their mothers. As a male, I am unable to conceive how difficult it must be to give birth, let alone walk and hold your baby, so in the cases where moms are non-ambulatory after giving birth, this gives them a chance to connect with their newborn baby who might have been placed in the NICU where babies typically born from cesarean section are taken, or where there are complications that require strict monitoring.
Mothers will be able to access this BabyTime service twice a day and interact with their baby remotely. According to Charles F. Simmons Jr, MD, “BabyTime will help bridge communication with the family and the baby’s medical team and is an excellent use of technology to help new mothers bond with their babies, even when they cannot be physically at their babies’ bedside […] When doctors and nurses are treating a newborn in the NICU, mom can be right there asking questions and getting updates, even if she’s on a different floor.” Sounds like a pretty legit use of FaceTime – what do you guys think?
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