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Kangaroo Mother Care: Skin-to-skin Contact for Preterm Babies

Around the world, 15 million babies are born too soon. Unfortunately, 1 million will not survive and those who do, will suffer lifelong consequences throughout their lives. 375 more words


The art of doing nothing - An Insight into Pre-Eclampsia

A few years ago, Borne supporter and writer Amna K. Boheim wrote ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’, an honest and insightful blog post on her personal experience with pre-eclampsia. 272 more words

Tip 185: postnatal growth failure 2

Indications for inadequate growth are:

  • Consistent weight loss over several days
  • When weight, length and/or head circumference velocity decreases over one week
  • When weight velocity alone decreases over two weeks.
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Tip 184: permissive hypercapnia

By tolerating higher pCO2 levels in the first few weeks of life for preterm infants, there is a reduction in the time on mechanical ventilation and its associated volutrauma and barotrauma. 62 more words


Understanding causes of neurological abnormalities in premature birth

In the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology, new research from the University of Chicago shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects. 529 more words


As an OB/GYN and parent I find the FDA's statement on anesthesia risks offensive. Here's why.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning regarding the potential dangers of anesthesia in pregnancy and for young children. Specifically that “repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children’s brains.” The FDA did not involve the American Congress of OB/GYN (ACOG) with this statement. 1,116 more words


Surrounded by happiness 

Here we are again, Christmas Eve, how does it come around so fast??

Things are very different in our house this Christmas, the biggest being that tomorrow morning our boy will eat Christmas bread with us for breakfast and he will nibble on pork and potatoes, pie and cake. 652 more words