The Newborn

  • G. J. Ebrahim
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Part of the Macmillan Tropical Community Health Manuals book series

Abstract

The following information should be obtained in the case of all newborns admitted to the nursery or hospital wards:
  1. (1)

    Previous history of abortions, stillbirths, neonatal disease.

     
  2. (2)

    Maternal health during pregnancy.

     
  3. (3)

    Whether antenatal care was given and how many total visits were made to the clinic.

     
  4. (4)

    History of bleeding, toxaemia, hydramnios.

     
  5. (5)

    Early rupture of membranes or prolonged leakage of liquor.

     
  6. (6)

    Mechanical factors at delivery.

     
  7. (7)

    Foetal distress, and response to resuscitation.

     
  8. (8)

    Colour of the baby at birth, whether it cried well at birth and whether suckling.

     

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© G. J. Ebrahim 1978

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