Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Healthy babies die suddenly in sleep without any symptoms. These are SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) can occur in 1 to 100,000 babies. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a condition in which infants under 1 year die suddenly in their sleep, without any prior signs. According to medical experts, SIDS has become the leading cause of death in infants aged 30 days after birth. However, the fact cause of SIDS still being uncertainty. SIDS is often referred to as crib death (infant bed death) and attacks 1 in 100,000 babies, especially ages 2-4 months.

Some assumption of this death is caused by the brain’s ability to control breathing so that when the process of breathing disturbed such as the blanket covers the baby’s nose or mouth, the baby is affected by SIDS. This death generally occurs when the baby is sleeping. Low birth weight is said to be one of the factors that cause SIDS. Babies with low birth weight can be found in premature babies or twins. Babies with this condition usually have immature brain and nerve tissue, so that control of the respiratory system and heart rate is weak. Continue reading “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)”

How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women

How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women

Varicose veins are defined as swelling and widening of the vein vessels that usually occur in the legs due to the accumulation of blood. Varicose veins usually are characterized by purple or dark blue veins and appear swollen or prominent. The buildup blood in the veins is a result of a weakening or damage venous valve. Eventually, veins function to drain blood from the entire body to the heart. Inside the vein,  a valve that functions as a one-way door for the blood that has passed through it. Weak or damaged venous valves cause backflow of blood and buildup of blood in the veins. This buildup then causes the vessels to dilate, as a result, it can cause varicose veins. Varicose veins can occur in all veins in the body. However, this condition most often occurs in the area of the legs, especially the calves. Scientifically, it appears because of the great pressure when standing or walking. Varicose veins can also appear in the pelvis, anus (hemorrhoids), vagina, uterus, or esophagus (esophageal varices). Varicose veins are not only susceptible to being experienced by women, but men also have the potential opportunity to experience the same thing. Continue reading “How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women”

Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Maybe some mothers asked, could they not give birth normally if they had previously given birth by cesarean section? Is it possible to give birth normally if you had a cesarean section? Certainly not as easy as imagined. Many factors must be considered.

Normal labor after a previous cesarean section may have been delivered. In the medication, this is called vaginal delivery after Cesarean (VBAC). Although currently, the success rate of normal labor after cesarean is quite large, it is not a simple and riskless action. The decision to give birth normally after a cesarean section requires careful consideration and complete preparation. Continue reading “Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)”

Pushing the Baby Out

Pushing the Baby Out

Labor is a natural process, and very involved the instinct. Indeed, practically in most health services both hospitals, clinics, health centers or midwifery practice sites, they mostly instruct mothers to push as hard as they can in a lying position. Along with the development of knowledge in midwifery, experts examine three things that support the smooth delivery of the maternity process. them is POWER. Continue reading “Pushing the Baby Out”

Four stages of labor

Four stages of labor

If the pregnancy is considered normal and healthy, it is likely that the mother will give birth normally or spontaneously. It’s good to recognize the stages of labor:

  1. Stage I

This stage indicates the normal labor process has begun. In partu (start parturition) is characterized by the discharge of mucus mixed with blood because the cervix begins to ripen and the opening process of the cervix (cervix) to widen to 10 cm to exit the fetus. Blood originates from the rupture of capillary arteries around the cervical canal. In general, this stage lasts between 8-12 hours. Continue reading “Four stages of labor”

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

Striae Gravidarum (SG) or mostly known as a stretch mark is commonly featured lines on the stomach’s pregnant skin. Striae or wrinkle comes to almost 90% pregnant women. Striae Gravidarum happens on the stomach skin as a result of stretching skin because the intense grown of the uterus and abdominal wall. This wrinkle comes in the surface of the skin which is likely in the form of curved lines and looks as pale white. This lines, however, lead to the itchy feeling around the stretch. In this case, pregnant women sometimes sigh about the appeared Striae Gravidarum (SG) while pregnancy. Although these cannot be totally removed, this condition can be minimalized by caring skin on early stages. Continue reading “All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)”

Thermoregulation for neonates

Thermoregulation System

Thermoregulation is defined as the ability to maintain a balance between heat controlling and heat loss to maintain the body temperature normal. However, newborns cannot regulate their body temperature so they will experience stress due to changes in the environment. When the baby is born, it enters a colder external environment. This cold temperature causes the amniotic fluid to evaporate through the skin, so it cools the baby’s blood. In a cold environment, the formation of temperature without a shivering mechanism is the main effort of a cold baby to regain body heat. This is the result of using chocolate fat throughout the body, and they can increase body heat to 100%. Continue reading “Thermoregulation for neonates”

Shortness of breath during 2nd trimester of pregnancy

Shortness of breath during 2nd trimester of pregnancy

When the lungs meet the phase of not getting enough air, you will have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. As a result, the breathing process becomes fast, shallow, and sometimes sounds “crunchy”. Moreover, the chest will feel sore. People sometimes are difficult to differentiate between shortness of breath and asthma. Shortness of breath can appear suddenly (acute) or is recurrent in the long term (chronic), and can be caused by a number of health problems other than asthma. Continue reading “Shortness of breath during 2nd trimester of pregnancy”