Monitoring Fetal Heart Rate (FHR)

Tachycardia FHR rise above 160 bpm
Normal FHR between 120 – 160 bpm
Bradycardia FHR falls below 120 bpm

Fetal Accelerations and Decelerations

Mneumonic: “VEAL CHOP”

V = Variable Deceleration
E = Early Deceleration
A = Acceleration
L = Late Acceleration

C = Cord Compression
H = Head Compression
O = Okay!
P = Placental Insufficiency

Newborn Circumcision

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.

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