Archive for March, 2010
It has five beautiful fingers on each hand and each foot. Your baby is perfect! But from time to time to the most perfect baby may have health problems not seen with the naked eye. Before you leave the hospital, will perform some tests and treatments to make sure it is really healthy and to continue to be so.
After 1 minute of birth and again at 5 minutes, a doctor or nurse will review your baby to control five things: your heart rate, breathing, muscle tone, reflexes and skin color. Then assign each one of these things a score of 0 to 2 and add all to get what is known as Apgar score. Babies with an Apgar score of 7 or more are more likely to have come graceful delivery and good health. Those with lower scores may need some additional observation or special care, but most will succeed too.
Vitamin K Injection
Your baby will receive an injection of vitamin K immediately after birth. This will protect you from a serious and rare bleeding that can affect newborns. Newborn babies can not produce vitamin K, necessary for blood clotting, until a few days after birth.
Treated eyes of their baby with medicated drops or ointment. This will protect them from bacterial infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, which can be contracted during childbirth. Read the rest of this entry »
Nine months … Does that seem endless! No sooner have you learned you were pregnant already you want to give birth to your child. Do not be too impatient, take time to prepare for childbirth and to welcome your baby to the couple.
If pregnancy and childbirth are events very natural, they do not mark an important stage in the life of a woman. The bodily changes and mental anguish or feed many questions.
The importance of preparation for childbirth
The childbirth preparation allows many women to be reassured and to feel less alone. It is primarily a place of encounter and exchange between prospective parents. It shared his fears, his doubts … It plays more women tell their own pregnancy or their prior deliveries. Feel free to ask many questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Whatever the season, it is always good to get out with baby. Of course, one must think well prepared each of your excursions. Practical tips and anti-stress.
Your little one is finally old enough to enjoy small outings with the family! Owl, you imagine yourself already doing long walks or visiting parks and gardens of all types … But no rush, an outing with your toddler, it prepares …
Now Baby knows that walking, you would do him the benefit of your desires to escape. The occasion also to introduce him to the delights of new discoveries. But above all, choose your destination and remember to study the course. For better beware of the distance and not to go too far. Baby tires easily and does not have your stamina! He will have to wait to grow up a little to go on an adventure with him … Read the rest of this entry »
Baby eyes are delicate. More reason to cuddle at the time of the toilet …
How to clean Baby eyes?
Clean the baby’s eyes with sterile gauze (one for each eye!) Soaked in saline. Start with the cleanest edge for not extending the secretions throughout the eye.
Namely: secretions white, sometimes with a little blood, are not synonymous with infection. They are caused by falling levels of progesterone made by the mother during pregnancy. They must disappear by themselves. Otherwise, you’d better talk to your pediatrician. Take the opportunity to do some prevention. Read the rest of this entry »