Your Baby After Delivery

After your baby is born your doctor will most likely place your baby on your belly. Your baby will be rubbed vigorously to help stimulate the baby to breath. The medical staff will suction the baby's mouth and nose to clear their airway. They will listen to the baby's heart and lungs to ensure everything sounds good. The umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. Often your baby will be moved to a warmer and examined more throughly. Our baby will be dried and wiped off. The staff will put an ID band on your baby and you, diaper and swaddle your baby. Many baby's will be given a vitamin K shot, antibiotic eye ointment and a hepatitis B shot at this time. After all of this if your baby is doing well he should be given to you to hold and breastfeed. If you baby is having any complications she will be sent to the nursery or neonatal intensive care unit for further treatment.

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Birth: November 24
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***Community Manager of Moms.com*** Mom to four amazing children. I am passionate about helping and supporting new moms as they enter into motherhood. I am a certified doula, certified childbirth educator and an accredited breastfeeding counselor.