Hospital gown: A short collarless gown that ties in the
back, worn by patients being examined or treated in a doctor's office, clinic,
or hospital. Hospital gowns are generally disliked by patients as skimpy, ugly,
ill-fitting garments often leaves one's backside ignominiously exposed.
They can be used to cover the surgical patients and the bedridden. By design, hospital gowns are designed for easy access and
- Hardy enough to withstand multiple washes at very high temperatures
What is the Hepatitis B vaccine?
A .5mL dose of the Hepatitis B Vaccine is
recommended for all babies sometime after birth (within 12 hours if mother has
hepatitis B infection) and before hospital discharge by the Center for Disease Control
A second dose is recommended between 1-3 months of age, and the third dose is recommended between 6-18 months of age.
What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver
disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a
serious, lifelong illness.
Definition of the procedure/test
meaning "to cut around") is the surgical removal of the foreskin
(prepuce) from the human penis. In a typical procedure, the foreskin
is opened and then separated from the glans after inspection. The circumcision
device (if used) is placed, and then the foreskin is removed. Topical or
locally injected anesthesia may be used to reduce pain and physiologic stress."
Today, we take a look at an option that is offered to families as an alternative to a cesarean. While at first read, it may not be something you are willing to consider, once you are in the situation, using a forceps or a vacuum may be something you will be grateful you read up on when all things were calm.
One must weigh the benefits and the risks of these instrument deliveries with the benefit of a vaginal birth. Once you choose a cesarean birth, your future birth choices are going to be restricted by various players: your own beliefs, your care provider, and your birth place.
Here is another installment in our Information Sheet series. These info sheets are designed to give you information as a starting point for your own research to decide what is the best choice regarding this option for your family. We are not medical experts or care providers. We are informed consumers who want to help other families make informed consumer decisions when they say "YES" or "NO"
Definition:Newborn Vitamin K Shot/Oral Dose
A single injection containing .
Restricting food and drink is still a common practice in many hospital settings. Here is our presentation of the information so you can make an informed decision for your labor:
Definition: Non Per Os or Nil By Mouth
From Wikipedia :
“Nil per os (alternatively
nihil/non/nulla per os) (NPO) is a medical instruction meaning to withhold oral
food and fluids from a patient for various reasons. It is a Latin phrase
which translates as "nothing through the mouth". In the United
Kingdom, it is translated as
“Group B streptococcus (GBS)is a type of bacterial infection that can be found
in a pregnant woman’s vagina or rectum. This bacteria is normally found in the
vagina and/or rectum of about 25 % of all healthy, adult women.
Those women who test positive for GBS are said to be
colonized. A mother can pass GBS to her baby during delivery. GBS is
responsible for affecting about 1 in every 2,000 babies in the United States.
Not every baby who is born to a mother who tests positive for GBS will become
Eye Prophylaxis:ointment or eye
drops containing an antibiotic medication that are placed in a newborn's eyes.
it developed? What was it supposed to treat?
“The use of erythromycin eye ointment in newborns has its roots in the
late 1800s. During that time period, approximately 10% of newborns born in
maternity hospitals across Europe developed ophthalmia neonatorum (ON). ON is a type of pink eye that caused
blindness in 3% of infants who were affected (
CORD CLAMPINGcan be immediate or delayed. Today we look at the common practice of immediate cord clamping, and the alternative, delayed cord clamping.
Immediate Cord Clamping:
(ICC) clamping the umbilical cord immediately following the birth of baby, generally carried out in the first 60 seconds after birth. World Health Organization (WHO)
According to ACOG
“In most deliveries today, the cord is clamped within 15–20 seconds after birth.”
A little longer stump left - this baby pictured 30 minutes after birth
A tight clamp done on baby's 2nd day