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1. Tangled in the umbilical cord or compressed cordUmbilical cord can be twisted or stressed during delivery of the baby-related positions. The umbilical cord is very important because the fetus could receive all the nutrients through these especially the most important is oxygen.If the umbilical cord twisted or compressed during delivery the baby in a dangerous position.
2. Umbilical cord stranglingThis usually happens when the baby is going in down position. Its motion when it comes down sometimes makes his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. Monitoring during delivery must be careful because if the baby's neck twisted umbilical cord will be difficult to get a supply of oxygen.
3. Position of the baby born on exitIf the birth of the baby sometimes so hard to get stuck in the exit lane when going out. Paramedics had to move quickly so the baby not too long at an exit point for the baby to be deprived of oxygen. Most of the oxygen deficiency occurs because the fetus has not been monitored carefully. If it finds conditions that are difficult doctor will usually perform a cesarean section immediately.
Oxygen deficient infants have signs of:1. Low Apgar scoresImmediately after birth, paramedics will conduct a series of tests to see the response of the baby. The score will be low if the baby is experiencing a lack of oxygen. Apgar score was first found by Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1952 that evaluated the newborn on the 5 criteria with the scale of 0-2, and then summing the five criteria. Apgar score ranges from 0-10. The five criteria are Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, respiration.
2. Seizures in the first 24-48 hours after birth3. Difficulty eating, difficulty sucking and unable to swallow milk.4. Experiencing apnea or breathing stops in some time.5. Difficulty waking from sleep6. Has a low pH indicates too much acid in the umbilical cord due to lack of oxygen.
Long-Term EffectsChildren who experience a lack of oxygen when the baby is usually in infancy will experience learning difficulties, inability to concentrate, problems of balance and body coordination. Autism and epilepsy is also allegedly associated with oxygen deprivation at birth. To avoid oxygen deficiency born babies, mothers should be especially diligent in monitoring the position of the baby before the birth.