Managing Neonatal Jaundice at Home

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Whilst home phototherapy treatment for neonatal jaundice is not yet considered routine, it could benefit many babies, providing the right training and safety measures are in place.

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As long ago as 1984, experimental programs were in place to deliver home-based phototherapy to healthy newborn babies with physiological jaundice.


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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Kathleen Ross
25 Sep 2023
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intresting artical on a promising method
Rachel Tabib
13 Jul 2020
Informative and relevant to midwifery practice.
Debra Curran
19 Jul 2023
Registered Midwife
Very comprehensive article
Anasuya Schroder
07 Jul 2020
Good information, giving you a greater understanding about what treatments are being utilised within the community.
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Jennifer Green
26 Jan 2021
Excellent information to empower midwives in treatment of jaundice at home.
10 Jul 2023
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Pamela Boyd
06 Jul 2023
Registered Nurse
Excellent read.
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Deborah Mehegan
20 Jul 2020
Great article
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Susan Watson
19 Jul 2020
Reinforced existing knowledge and skills. Highlighted the issues in relation to promoting home treatment verses hospital wherever practical and safe to do so.
Arlene Varghese
10 Jul 2020
Very good and concise.. Focused on the benefits of home phototherapy
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