Dealing with Fever During Labour Video

When a mother has a fever during labor it is usually a sign of inflammation of the fetal membranes due to infection.
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Stephanie Tmrisek: Mom had a fever during labor, which can be passed on to the baby it's called chorio. We treat all babies for that, he can be here for anywhere from 3 to 10 days for antibiotics. The infection can travel from the mother to the baby and then the baby can get very sick. So we automatically treat them, so he does not become infected. Or if he does have an infection, it help cure them. Comfort Oyatunde: They said he is doing fine. They said that he just need a little bit of antibiotics, except that he is doing okay, he is doing great, everything is fine. His name is David and I can't wait to take him home. Stephanie Tmrisek: I was listening to his lungs to make sure they were clear and that he is breathing okay, feeling his belly, listening for bowel sounds to make sure they are present, making sure his belly is not hard or full, checking his capillary refill to make sure that his heart is pumping okay and the bladder is returning as normal and checking pulses to make sure they are equal in both extremities. It's the basic of assessment we do in every baby. Comfort Oyatunde: You know, I mean it shouldn't be hard, but I was told that everything will be fine, but he is doing okay, you can see and he looks very handsome too.

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