9-21-10

9-21-10 - 9-21-10IV. BirthA. Normal size-ave: 7.7 lbs....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 9-21-10IV. BirthA. Normal size-ave: 7.7 lbs. (5.5-12); 17 to 20B. Incubator for premature or low birth weight1.Sterile-Mothers immunities transferred at very end of pregnancy2.Monitors heart and lungs, which can stopC. Prematurity & Low Birth weight (< 5.5 lbs)1.Common causes:a.Multiple babiesb.Problems with uterus, placentac.Smoking, alcohol, drugsd.High blood pressure, diabetese.Huge stressorsf.Poor health and weight extremes2.Consequences of prematuritya.Brain and central nervous system restlessness, inattention, speech/hearing and learning problems.b.Respiratory allergies and asthma3.How to minimize long-term problemsa.Physical and psychological stimulation fit treatment to individualb.Responsive read the babies signals; figure out what they like and dont.V. Prenatal Testing (Chpt. 2)A. Ultrasound1.Sound waves directed at embryo/fetus. Echo transformed into picture....
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

9-21-10 - 9-21-10IV. BirthA. Normal size-ave: 7.7 lbs....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online