The first thing to do in the delivery room is to make sure the good body temperature of the baby, cut the cord, and place the child on the mother's breast, however, there are specific care and attention that we need to take into account attention mom!
Aspiration of secretions from nose and mouth: The doctor will suck in the mouth and nose to make breathing easier for the newborn. Not to breathe or not to do it the right way, measures shall be taken in resuscitation.
Cutting and ligation of the umbilical cord: The doctor cuts the umbilical cord more or less 5 cm from baby's abdomen. Then, around the navel with a gauze dampened with alcohol. This makes the baby is no longer dependent on the placenta for nourishment of oxygen.
Careful with the temperature: The newborn is born wet because of the amniotic fluid and can cool down quickly. To prevent the loss of heat, it should dry the baby and use blankets warm or thick, which provide heat.
APGAR: The review of APGAR is a scoring system devised by Dr. Virginia Apgar (anesthetist), to assess the condition of the newborn at one minute and five minutes after birth. I attentive mom!
Prevention of the haemorrhagic syndrome of the newborn: To prevent complications in the delivery room, placed the newborn an im injection of 1 mg of vitamin K.
Are natural births or caesarean section one of the most important moments both for the mother and for the newborn, is to place it in the chest of the mom for this to feel its heat. During the first few hours after birth, most babies are kept awake, this situation will allow parents and family to connect with the baby while he begins to adapt to the outside world.Read also: How to move the newborn