The impact of maternal health and habits are the topic of multiple
research studies. One of the newest studies from researchers in Canada
examines the impact of maternal factors and characteristics of pregnancy
on cardiometabolic traits in newborns.
A new study recently published in the JAMA Network journal Otolarynology
– Head and Neck Surgery, brings to light the inconsistencies between
newborn screening results and childhood hearing.
Retinopathy of prematurity, called ROP in the medical community,
affects premature infants and newborns. The disease can be mild or
severe. When first diagnosed in the 1940s, the condition was called
You've made it through labor and met your baby for the first time - now what happens? Baby will be taken to the weighing station where mucus and fluid is sucked from the mouth and the initial Apgar score is noted.
After labor is over and the umbilical cord is cut, your baby is taken to a warmer in the delivery room. The initial Apgar score is given, baby is given a bracelet that matches yours and prints are made for security.
According to researchers in Sweden, medical technology may be out-advancing medical guidelines.
Neonates born with intestinal obstructions are treated surgically in infancy. There are no studies revealing the long-term motor and cognitive development of these children during childhood years.
Researchers from the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles pulled medical records for 135 newborns from the optic nerve hypoplasia registry. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were tested in all subjects.
Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin, eyes and mucus membranes, is
actually quite common in newborns. When a baby is born, it has extra
blood cells that aren’t needed. The body breaks them down, producing
extra bilirubin that needs to be removed.
Though you may associate the term with someone who is having trouble talking, being tongue-tied is also a term for a condition that many babies are born with. Medically, the condition is know as ankyloglossia.
Hearing is an essential part of your baby’s learning and cognitive development. If your baby couldn’t hear, you probably wouldn’t know it until it was too late and years of learning will have been wasted.
Researchers and doctors at the Sanford School of Medicine at the
University of South Dakota noticed 10 cases of what appeared to be
malonic aciduria within seven months at the hospital.
A systemic review of clinical data collected on toxoplasma infection between 1954 and 2009 was recently published out of the University of Guadalajara.
Fine-tuning medical tests to better serve doctors in terms of diagnostic
care was the subject of a study completed be researchers from the
Department of Pediatrics at various hospitals and clinics associated
with the University of Iowa.
They’ll perform a quick eye exam, hearing test, metabolic screening, and they’ll give him or her a vitamin K shot and Hepatitis B vaccine. One of the most important tests your baby will go through after birth is the Apgar evaluation.
Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems.
The Apgar score is named after a New York anesthesiologist, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who in 1952 described the score as a means to assess the baby's status 1 and 5-minutes after birth.