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Unformatted text preview: 9-21-10IV. BirthA. Normal size-ave: 7.7 lbs. (5.5-12); 17” to 20”B. Incubator for premature or low birth weight1.Sterile-Mother’s 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 don’t.V. Prenatal Testing (Chpt. 2)A. Ultrasound1.Sound waves directed at embryo/fetus. Echo transformed into picture....
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- Fall '08
- Obstetrics, Prenatal diagnosis, low birth weight, Chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis