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    Ultrasound in pregnancy

    A pregnancy ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture of how a baby is developing in the womb. It is also used to check the female pelvic organs during pregnancy.

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    Umbilical cord care in newborns

    The umbilical cord connects the baby to the mother's placenta. During fetal development in the womb, the umbilical cord is the lifeline to the baby supplying nutrients. After birth, the cord is clamped and cut. Eventually between 1-3 weeks the cord will become dry and will naturally fall off. During the time the cord is healing it should be kept as clean and as dry as possible.

    When your baby is born the umbilical cord is cut and there is a stump left. The stump should dry and fall off by the time your baby is 5 to 15 days old. Keep the stump clean with gauze and water only. Sponge bathe the rest of your baby, as well. Do not put your baby in a tub of water until the stump ...

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    Urinary catheter - infants

    A urinary catheter is a small, soft tube placed in the bladder. This article addresses urinary catheters in babies. Why is a urinary catheter used? Babies need urinary catheters if they are not making much urine. Babies can have low urine because they: Have low blood pressure Have an abnormally ...