First Day With Baby
In this article you will find:
- Baby’s first few hours
- Baby’s rest of the day
- Just before the hospital discharge
- Our readers’ story/advice on the first day with baby
When you are probably mapped on how your post-delivery hospital will be, you will not know that your child will be busy twice as you would. Just five minutes after coming, he goes to the peak, gets beaten, is measured, tested, cleaned, and becomes sluggish, the delivery process is different in every hospital, but such a tornado. Hence, the first day with the baby is quite difficult. Let us see in detail how to take care of the newly born baby.
Baby’s first few hours
Your first day with your child will be exciting (and emotional), because doctors and nurses have tested to ensure that she is healthy – and teach you to take care of her to know what to expect, This special time will make you feel happier and less heavy while the procedures vary according to hospital, our timeline will give you a sense of how to It appears during the hours, which starts from the time of birth.
First 5 minutes
As soon as your child arrives, the doctor will press his mouth and nose to remove the mucous and abiotic fluid, and he should start breathing on his own. Before determining your child’s eager score before deciding on the doctor’s clamp and cut (or cut off your partner) before your child’s egg scores, which is based on heart rate, color, reflex reaction, activity and muscular tone is based, and one minute and five minutes post-delivery. Scores can range from zero to ten, but anything above seven is generally considered to be healthy. Most children earn eight or nine points, but if your child undergoes less testing, the cause will be solved (say, he has trouble breathing) and the test will continue for five minutes until the problem is resolved.
When you’re still in the delivery room, your baby will get antibiotic eye ointment to prevent eye infections that can result from passing through the birth canal. He’ll also get a vitamin K shot in the thigh to prevent clotting problems. If you plan to breastfeed, you’ll be encouraged to try it. If you have had a C-section you can start the operating room, provided that you’re comfortable, alert, and are not experiencing complications.
Hours 2 to 3
Now that your child’s initial tests have been completed, as long as both of you are well. At some point, the nurse will examine your baby she’ll also check her pulse, feel her abdomen, make sure her genitals have formed properly, and verify that she has all ten fingers and toes. She’ll also record the Ballard score, in which your child’s head circumference, chest circumference, and length are measured to confirm her gestational age.
If your baby is premature, she will most likely remain in the nursery, where her temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate can be closely monitored, and you’ll be able to visit. Her vitals will be checked every 30 minutes for the first two hours and then every four to six hours if all is on track. If her vitals are not stable after two hours, the hospital staff will perform more tests.
Baby’s rest of the day
Hours 4 to 22
You’ll spend this time you’ll probably help a nurse give him his first bath and change his diaper once he gets his first bowel movement, called meconium. You’ll also learn how to swaddle and hold your baby, as well as how to handle his umbilical-cord stumps and his circumcision site (if he’s circumcised). If you want to breastfeed your baby, you’ll be nursing him every two to three hours. Most hospitals have a lactation consultant who will check in to see how you’re doing
Hours 23 and 24
By now your baby has been evaluated by a pediatrician – unless a problem was discovered at birth, in which case this exam is done. The doctor will assess the risk factors for infection, check for malformations, and ensure that your child is feeding and breathing well. She will be checked for jaundice, which causes yellowish skin because bilirubin is not broken in the liver. Babies with the condition may be exposed to a special kind of light that helps break down bilirubin, and you’ll be encouraged to nurse your little one often to help In rare cases, if left untreated, jaundice can lead to brain damage. This evaluation is extremely important — if your baby has one of these diseases, detecting and treating it early can substantially improve her prognosis.
Just before the hospital discharge
After a regular vaginal delivery, you will be in a hospital for 24 to 48 hours. If you have a C-section delivery, then you will usually be there for three to four days. Before you leave, your child will receive a hearing test, in which he will wear a pair of headphones and in response to the sound, an audiologist will monitor the brain waves. He will also be weighed, and you may know that his weight has dropped from birth. Do not worry, the fluid is running in its blood vessels from its blood vessels, increasing its blood pressure and promoting oxygen flow in their organs. He is presenting extra fluid, which causes a 5 to 7 percent drop in the weight of his birth, but he will gain weight after a few days of eating.
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Our readers’ story/advice on the first day with baby
Source here! (on our Reddit forum)
- Cook meals in batches; slow cookers or pressure cookers help.
- If someone offers help, take it. It can be washing dishes, a load of laundry, or watch the baby while you take a nap for an hour or two.
- Buy a basket to keep diapers, cream, wipes, burp cloths, etc. in one place. I’ve seen some parents use a rolling utility cart to hold these items.
- Keep snacks and drinks in your bedroom, living room, and nursery.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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