Archive for the ‘Childbirth’ Category
Fetal monitoring is a study performed at the end of pregnancy and childbirth takes place while, thanks to its realization can potentially prevent many setbacks.
The monitor, called technically cardiotocography, records the data in a continuous roll of paper. In it you can see the baby’s heartbeat and contractions of the womb, so you can easily check any disruption that may arise.
For its realization is placed on the belly of the mother placed a belt with one or two sensors connected to a computer, there are different types of monitoring: external and internal. Read the rest of this entry »
The umbilical cord is the place through which all power to the baby when it is within the placenta. Thus, it is important to keep it clean and dry until it falls in between approximately 5 and 10 days of life of the creature.
To clean, with gauze soaked in alcohol 70%, double the top of the diaper down, uncovering the navel and the stump so that it is exposed to air and not in contact with urine (or buying diapers for newborns come and cut the cord to let the air). No need to worry about the pain of the baby, and the stump has any nerves. Read the rest of this entry »
The woman who says that birth does not hurt is because she has never been in that situation. While the inconvenience we forget to see the baby, no need to suffer when bringing a child into the world. Various techniques exist for controlling labor pains, from the use of anesthetic drugs to alternative techniques such as acupuncture.
Today, we want to know how to use hypnosis to relieve pain when having a baby. Do not think that they put a pendulum before the eyes to bring women into trance state…This is a nice, natural process, where you never lose track of what is happening.
How to use hypnosis in childbirth:
Unlike other techniques, where the idea is to eliminate the sensation of pain in hypnosis seeks to achieve a state of relaxation that prevents the body to tense and unpleasant inconvenience cause. Read the rest of this entry »
If time for that first birthday celebration is rolling around, you can look at your nearly one year old baby and be pleased. You’ve done it. You’ve made it through that first year, which is all about surprises, things the baby books never told you, and trying to keep up with the baby that never seems to want to sleep. If your baby is finally going to be a year old, then that’s reason to celebrate. So start getting out the cookbooks and the wrapping paper—a first birthday party needs to be planned.
Planning the Event
Some parents are just too tired by the time for first birthday celebrations rolls around, and if that’s you, don’t try to force a celebration. That first birthday party can be just as good if you do it with just you and the baby, and it will be a way to avoid any extra stress that you probably don’t need. Read the rest of this entry »
The First Holy Communion of a child is a memorable one for them and their parents alike. If you have a child who has reached that age, or you know someone whose child is finally old enough to participate, then you can help them to celebrate the occasion with a First Holy Communion gift. Gifts are often given on this momentous occasion in a child’s life, and if you as the parent or as a friend of the family want to participate, then you need some gift ideas.
One great gift for a child who has just made it to their First Holy Communion and who has gone through the sacrament is a commemorative plaque or block with the date and name of the child engraved. They’ll feel like they have accomplished much more if they see it written in stone, glass or wood, rather than just in words said in passing. A customized engraved plaque or stone can be gotten in many places for no big price, and it will be a gift your child treasures as long as they treasure the memory. Read the rest of this entry »
It is true that infant mortality has declined in recent years, but the opposite occurs with maternal and neonatal maintains that even today their numbers. Newborns have 500 times more likely to die during their first day of life in the first month, so the highest number of cases of neonatal deaths occurred in South Asia, India is estimated quarter the world total. Although national rates more high neonatal mortality occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
Almost always the death of the newborn has a lot to do with the health of the mother. Each year, die more than half a million women due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Almost 100% of cases of maternal death and newborn are typical of underdeveloped countries, where more than half the total population gives birth without being assisted by trained personnel. Read the rest of this entry »
Few events in life are more heartbreaking than finding out that you are unable to have the baby that you have longed for. Ten to 15 percent of couples in the United States have problems conceiving or are infertile, according to the Mayo Clinic website. There is hope for women who are having difficulty conceiving. The options may not be as easy, but one way or another the chances are good that you will still be able to have the family that you hoped for.
Causes of Problems Conceiving or Infertility
According to the PubMed Health website, women may have difficulty conceiving for a variety of reasons, including:
-Birth defects in the embryo
-Structural problems in the uterus or Fallopian tubes
-Blood clotting disorders
-Cysts in the uterus
-Sexually transmitted diseases
These causes are not exhaustive. Only a thorough examination by a physician can help determine the cause of your infertility. Even then, physicians may not be able to determine why you and your partner can’t conceive a child. Read the rest of this entry »
It referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome to the set of abnormalities that occur in the newborn, whose origin the consumption of alcohol by mothers during pregnancy.
While several decades ago, experts recommend zero tolerance regarding alcohol intake in pregnancy, even today it remains the most common cause of mental retardation known non-genetic in the United States, where statistics show that annually about 40 thousand born babies with down syndrome.
Children who are born with this condition have a number of characteristic defects, among which include small head and brain, facial abnormalities and defects in other bodies, as well as presenting anomalies of neurodevelopment, including deterioration of fine motor skills, abnormal gait, sensorineural hearing loss and poor coordination between the eyes and hands. Read the rest of this entry »
Cord blood is collected from umbilical cord blood which has been saved after a child is born. Cord blood is important because it contains stem cells or blood stem cells which can be used to treat certain types of diseases. In order to treat these disease, the cord blood stem cells are transplanted from the cord into the patients. Because no one knows if or when the blood stem cells will be needed, it is recommended that new parents use an umbilical cord blood banking service in order to properly store their child’s cord blood.
The baby’s weight, which is controlled throughout pregnancy by ultrasound, is one of the main health indicators of the child.
This parameter, along with the measure, is those that provide sufficient data to check that everything is developing as expected.
Sometimes, the fetus does not grow the way they should, what is called, intrauterine growth retardation, which can be caused by multiple factors.
Causes of low weight babies
- • According to experts, one of the main causes of low birth weight in newborns is related to the age of the mother, if it is too young or too old can affect a premature birth.
- • If the mother has become too overweight for the management, or otherwise has not gained enough. Read the rest of this entry »