Every mom must know when a baby is born at first hours of after birth baby caring when baby first cry will kick-start her lungs. The pediatrician must be suction her mouth and nose to clean all mucus, fluid and make 100% sure baby’s both nostrils are fully open. Your newborn will be handling softly and put on your body to clean soft towel, cutting the cord, and clean all the body part. If your baby is born early or prematurely or any respiratory distress, must be hospitalized immediately to the neonatal intensive care unit for examination and treatment.
Cutting the baby umbilical cord. Within the first few minutes is usually cut the umbilical cord.
A newborn baby with their first breath, a new little person arrives in our world always known new light new sound an entirely new environment. And we experience the newness that is them this program.
In this Program for baby caring:
- First hours of life
- How newborns look
- Health assessment
- Assessment tests
- Parent – newborn interaction
- Special concerns
First few hours after birth baby caring?
We discover what happens in the first few hours of a newborn life. How they look and how professionals assess their health. Then we look at how a newborn begins to develop physically cognitively and socially. During their first three months, we learn about newborn assessment tests and the significance of the first interaction between parent and newborn. We discuss some special concerns that newborns and their parents may face. And get some guidance for giving them the best possible care. let start with when a baby is first born in the very first moments after birth a newborn is usually assessed by a healthcare professional to determine if needs urgent medical or emergency attention the test is named for Dr. Virginia Apgar who developed it in 1952.
The Apgar assessment uses a scale of zero to two to score five aspects of a newborn’s health appearance, pulse, grimace, activity or muscle tone and respiratory rate of the newborn.
|Appearance||Blue or pale||Normal with blue extremities||Normal color|
100 + bpm
|Grimace||No response||Grimace||Vigorous Cry|
|Activity or muscle tone||Limp, flaccid||Some flexing||Active motion|
|Respiratory rate||Not breathing||Weak cry||Strong cry|
A blue or pale newborn gets a zero, whose body is pink but arms hands legs and feet are blue gets a one, a completely pink baby gets a two.
Pulse refers to a baby heart rate an absent heart rate gets a zero a heart rate of less than 100 beats a minute gets a one and a baby with a heart rate of more than 100 beats a minute gets a 2.
Grimace refers to the baby response to stimulation also called reflex irritability and may be tested with a mild pinch if a newborn shows no response they score zero, a facial movement or grimace scores a 1, and if they pull away cry a cough or sneeze they get a 2.
Activity refers to a baby muscle tone a baby whose muscle tone is limp flaccid or extremely weak receives zero, muscles that are somewhat flexed score one, and a baby with well-flexed muscles gets a 2.
If a baby is not breathing they receive a zero, a weak cry or shallow breathing scores a 1, and a good strong cry with regular breathing gets a 2.
A baby who scores seven or above on the one-minute assessment is generally considered in good health. A perfect 10 is rare and a lower score
A perfect 10 is rare and a lower score isn’t necessarily.
Caused for alarm in some cases like high-risk pregnancies complicated labor or c-sections lower-than-average. Apgar scores are typical particularly on the one-minute tests premature babies. Who may have less muscle tone and underdeveloped lungs. May also score lower and require extra care and assistance in some cases. The baby needs immediate attention to improve the score. Doctors, nurses or midwives may clear the baby’s airway or administer oxygen to assist with breathing. After five minutes the same assessments are repeated if the score is not a seven or more. Health care professionals will continue to give medical care and closely monitor what may be causing the low score. Depending on the score we would give the baby oxygen or stimulate the baby or breathe for the baby or if needed.
We would do cardiopulmonary resuscitation if the baby’s heart beat wasn’t beating. The neonatal behavioral assessment scale is another method professionals use to assess a newborn from birth until 2 months of age. The NBA was created in 1973 by Dr. T berry Brazelton and his colleagues it assesses a range of 38 observable behaviors including visual auditory and social interactive capacities response to stress the ability to console themselves. Activity level and response to light and sound there is no numeric score for this assessment. But the health care professionals observations offer a well-rounded profile of a newborns capabilities and vulnerabilities after the second Apgar assessment.
At five minutes a healthcare professional measures the baby’s weight length and head circumference and gives a shot of vitamin K to prevent bleeding. that’s a lot to handle in the first 10 minutes in their new world and in the next 24 hours, the baby will usually have another exam.