This is exactly what you should expect
🔴Baby will cry right after birth. The cry will not be weak
🔴The skin color will be pink. Blue or pale skin is an indication of reduced oxygen. Report yellowish skin color as well
🔴Weight will be between an average of 2.5 to 3.5kg. Babies who are underweight or over weight may need extra care.
🔴Baby will breath with ease between 40 to 60 cpm
🔴The heart rate/pulse will be also checked and it should read between 110 to 160 bpm
🔴Baby will be active.
🔴Baby will also be able to breastfeed. Report if baby cannot latch on the breast
🔴Also examine your new born from head to toe. Report any abnormality you see. Check the back as well and report any abnormality.
🔴If baby does not pass meconium or urine in the first few days. Report as soon as possible.
🔴A new born vomiting, having high temperature or convulsing is not normal as well.
🔴Baby may need some resuscitation and some extra care if the above indications are not present. Alert your health care professional right away.
🔴Don’t be afraid to ask your midwife how your child is doing. It’s your right to be informed.
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