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Unformatted text preview: Diversity of childbirth practices Drugs can be used to aid pregnancy Cesarean delivery Cultural differences Birth complications Anoxia lack of oxygen in brain cells More males than females born with physical anomalies o Sex chromosomes o Larger size of male heads APGAR Score Appearance (skin color) Pulse Grimace (reflexes) Activity (muscle activity) Respiration (breathing) Measured 1&amp;5 minutes after birth Low Birth Weight LBW and being born prematurely may be caused by the mothers exposure to risk Most LBW infants catch up but some suffer long-term language, cognitive, and hearing deficits Helped by touch such as holding and cuddling...
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