Anticipating resuscitation. “ Time is of the utmost importance. Delay is damaging to the infant. Act promptly, accurately and gently” (Virginia Apgar). Some form of resuscitation is required in about 5–10% of all deliveries; about 2 per 1,000 require intubation. A person with sole responsibility for the baby and who is trained in the skills of basic resuscitation should be present at all deliveries, but an individual with advanced resuscitation skills should be present at the following types of deliveries (the list is not exhaustive). A person with more experience should be called if there has been prolonged fetal bradycardia, or the delivery is of a preterm baby of marginal viability.
Vaginal breech delivery
Normal postnatal transition. Most babies establish independent breathing and circulation quickly after birth, crying lustily and becoming pink within a few minutes. During...
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