Consider these states of consciousness as way for your baby communicating with you, respond with love to your baby needs and your baby will grow and developed feeling safe and loved by you.Continue reading “Newborn states of consciousness”
The newborn will turn his head searching for the object/hand when his cheek or mouth is stroked.
Baby penis can be washed during bath time with water and baby soap.
There is no need to wash beneath the foreskin until it is more easily retractable.
Tachycardia FHR rise above 160 bpm
Normal FHR between 120 – 160 bpm
Bradycardia FHR falls below 120 bpm
Jaundice is an elevation of bilirubin levels in the blood which gives a yellow tinge to the baby’s skin.Continue reading “Newborn Jaundice”
Should I circumcise my newborn child?
This is a very common question among parents and even health care providers. Parents should take a time to decide if they really want to circumcise or not. This is not a decision that must be taken due to social pressure or believing it has a medical benefit. Parents should determine what is in the best interest of the child, take into account cultural and religious traditions, in addition to medical factors.Continue reading “Newborn Circumcision”
Developed during the 1950’s by Dr. Virginia Apgar to predict survival of the neonate. In which, transition to extrauterine life and the need for resuscitation is evaluated .Continue reading “The Apgar Score with printable sheet”