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- Low Blood Sugar of Newborn
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- Newborn Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Premature Birth
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What does a Newborn Baby Look Like?
A healthy newborn may look a little strange in the beginning. You should even expect scratches and bruises right after delivery. With time your newborn will appear more like what you expected.
Breathing Problems for Baby
Transient tachypnea of the newborn, or TTN, leads to breathing problems with newborn babies immediately after birth. With proper care in the nursery, transient tachypnea of the newborn resolves quickly.
Should your baby boy have a circumcision? A circumcision is when doctors surgically remove a baby boy’s foreskin, the layer of skin covering the head of their penis.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Your doctor may be able to see a cleft lip through an ultrasound. This is a type of imaging test used during pregnancy to check on a baby. It creates pictures of the womb and your unborn child.
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns
It’s normal for a newborn’s blood sugar to go down after delivery. It usually goes back to normal after the child is fed formula or breast milk. If low blood sugar persists, your baby may need treatment.
Jaundice is a condition when the skin turns a yellowish color. Jaundice is a common condition for newborns and may happen within just a few days of delivering your child.
Neonatal Intensive Care-NICU
The part of the hospital dedicated to treating babies who were born too early or those who are sick, is called the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. It’s also sometimes called the intensive care nursery.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Neonatal conjunctivitis includes eye redness, eyelid swelling and other similar symptoms. Usually the signs of conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in newborns occur between two days and six weeks after delivery.
Pre-term or Premature Birth
If you are one of the unlucky women experiencing preterm labor symptoms, or you are at risk for delivering early, your doctor or healthcare provider may recommend that you take a fetal fibronectin (fFN) test.