Perinatal Care for Your Newborn
|Color||All blue, pale||Pink body, blue extremities||All pink|
|Heart rate||Absent||<100 beats/min||>100 beats/min|
|Respiration||Absent||Irregular, slow||Good, crying|
|Reflex response to nasal catheter/tactile stimulation||None||Grimace||Sneeze, cough|
|Muscle tone||Limp||Some flexion of extremities||Active|
Monitoring and Evaluation
Newborn Screening Tests
Oxygen Saturation Screening
Caring for Your Baby
American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Apgar scores. HealthyChildren.org website. Available at: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/prenatal/delivery-beyond/pages/Apgar-Scores.aspx. Updated November 5, 2012. Accessed December 27, 2012.
Circumcision. KidsHealth.org website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/surgical/circumcision.html. Updated August 2012. Accessed December 27, 2012.
Jaundice in healthy newborns. KidsHealth.org website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy%5Fcenter/newborn%5Fcare/jaundice.html. Updated November 2011. Accessed December 27, 2012.
Newborn screening. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pediatricgenetics/newborn%5Fscreening.html. Updated August 29, 2012. Accessed December 27, 2012.
Newborn testing. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/newborntesting.htm. Updated November 2011. Accessed December 27, 2012.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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