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After Delivery Tips:


Important Medical Test of Baby:

Babies need many important tests and procedures to ensure their health. But as long as the baby is healthy, everything but the Apgar test can wait for at least an hour. Delaying further medical care will preserve the precious few moments of life for you, your partner and the baby. A baby who has not been poked and prodded may be more willing to nurse and cuddle. So before delivery, talk to your doctor or midwife about delaying shots, medicine and tests.

The following tests and procedures are recommended:

Apgar Evaluation

This test is required to figure out if the baby is healthy or needs extra medical care. Apgar tests are usually done twice: one minute after birth and again five minutes after birth. Doctors and nurses measure 5 signs of the baby's condition. These are:

  • heart rate

  • breathing

  • activity and muscle tone

  • reflexes

  • skin color

Eye Care

It is recommend that all newborns receive eye drops or ointment to prevent infections they can get during delivery. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including gonorrhea and Chlamydia are a main cause of newborn eye infections. These infections can cause blindness when left untreated.

Vitamin K Shot

It is recommended that all newborns receive a shot of vitamin K in the upper leg. Newborns usually have low levels of vitamin K in their bodies. This vitamin is needed for the blood to clot. Low levels of vitamin K can cause a rare but serious bleeding problem. Research shows that vitamin K shots prevent dangerous bleeding in newborns.

Newborn Metabolic Screening

Doctors or nurses prick your baby's heel to take a tiny sample of blood. They use this blood to test for many diseases.

Hearing Test

Many hospitals offer newborn hearing tests. Tiny earphones or microphones are used to see how the baby reacts to sounds. Newborn hearing tests can spot hearing problems early. This can help cut the risk of serious language and speech problems.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Most hospitals now suggest that newborns get a vaccine to protect against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV can cause a lifelong infection, serious liver damage and even death.

Complete Check-up

Just after delivery most doctors do following measurement:

  • Measure the newborn's weight, length, and head.

  • Take the baby's temperature.

  • Measure his breathing and heart rates

  • Give the baby a bath and clean the umbilical cord stump.




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