Understanding Neonatal Seizures


At Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, we understand the immense joy and anticipation that comes with welcoming a new-born. However, for families facing a premature birth or a critically ill infant, this joy can quickly turn to worry. One of this complications can be neonatal seizures. We understand that witnessing a seizure in your new-born can be a terrifying experience. This blog is intended to provide you with information and reassurance as you navigate such challenging time.

What are Neonatal Seizures?

A seizure is a sudden surge of abnormal electrical activity in the developing brain. In new-borns, seizures can manifest differently than in adults. They may appear as subtle movements like fluttering eyelids, jerking of the arms or legs or changes in breathing or colour.

What Causes Neonatal Seizures?

Neonatal seizures can have various causes, including:

  • Lack of oxygen during birth
  • Brain infections
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Birth defects
Diagnosis and Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for new-borns experiencing seizures. Our team of experienced neonatologists conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and develop an individualized treatment plan. This may involve medication, specific therapies or addressing the underlying condition.

Specialized Care for Your Tiny Miracle

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) are here to provide comprehensive support and exceptional care for your precious little one. Our NICU and SCBU are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, all focused on giving your baby the best possible start in life. Here's a glimpse into what sets us apart:

  • Advanced Technology: We utilize cutting-edge equipment like High-Frequency Ventilation and Incubators with warmers to ensure optimal respiratory support and a comfortable environment for even the tiniest babies.
  • Skilled Professionals: Our team comprises experienced neonatologists, compassionate nurses and dedicated respiratory therapists, all with specialized training in caring for critically ill and premature new-borns.
  • Individualized Care: We understand that every baby is unique. We develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your baby's specific needs and condition.
  • Family-Centered Approach: You are an integral part of your baby's care journey. We encourage open communication and provide support and guidance throughout your NICU or SCBU experience.
Beyond Medical Care:

We Are Here for You

We recognize the emotional toll a new-born seizure can take on families. Our NICU staff, including compassionate nurses and specialists, are dedicated to providing your baby with the highest level of care and supporting you throughout this journey.

A Journey of Hope and Healing

We take immense pride in witnessing the remarkable progress our tiny patients make. Our NICU and SCBU teams are dedicated to supporting your baby on their journey towards a healthy future.

For more information about our NICU and SCBU services, please visit our website or contact our admissions department.