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“Facetime” technology connects Mum and baby

As often as we bemoan the abuse and overuse of telephonic technology it’s undeniable it has many benefits. In a lovely story from the Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria, medical staffs are using “Facetime” to connect new Mum’s and their babies. About twenty families have experienced these technological connections since a Dad’s group first muted the idea. When new Mum’s are too ill to visit their newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit ipads are used so they can watch their babies. Read more….. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mum-and-newborn-son-feel-the-love-through-facetime-20140509-zr8g0.html

Any technology that can promote connections between Mothers and babies and that can make a difficult hospital stay happier should always be encouraged. Besides which, maybe it will program them to stay in contact when they’re teenagers!
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