Neonatology - Care for the Little Ones

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.( Ps 139: 13-16)

These verses emphasize the importance of each individual and the way in which God is involved in the process of creation and birth.

Certainly, you have noticed that for this gathering, I have chosen a medical theme, namely neonatology - the care of the little ones among us. We will explore how faith intersects with this medical branch, bringing into discussion sensitive and relevant aspects regarding the care of newborns.

This medical field focuses on the care of newborns, especially those born prematurely or with medical conditions. While medical aspects are essential, today we will explore the human and spiritual dimensions associated with this theme.

In the context of neonatology, we are often witnesses to impressive struggles for life of prematurely born or seriously ill children. These moments are challenging not only for parents but also for the entire family. However, in such trying times, we confidently turn to prayer and believe in the divine presence that watches over these vulnerable souls.