The First Week of Life: A Survey Under the Joint Auspices of the National Birthday Trust Fund and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British Births 1970, A Survey under the Joint Auspices of the National Birthday Trust Fund and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Volume 1: The First Week of Life covers a fresh survey and a national study of all deliveries during a one-week period in 1970. This report is composed of eight chapters, tracing the success of the First Perinatal Mortality Survey done in 1958 to the new British Births survey in 1970, which took place in the week beginning April 5, 1970 in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Topics analyzed are factors affecting the accuracy of the measurement of birth weight and those affecting the length of gestation. These factors are grouped into social, biological, maternal, and fetal factors that include the precise use of the weighing machines and poor recording.
A useful guide throughout the survey is the state of the baby's health. The illnesses prone to affect the baby are also discussed, from extra cranial injuries, hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, congenital abnormalities, jaundice, and remaining other conditions such as feeding problems. The care of the baby is then discussed, including feeding patterns and the choice of feed. This report concludes with a discussion on stillbirths and deaths occurring in the first-week of life. Because of these surveys, British obstetric and pediatric management is improved, and the disabilities arising before and during birth, and in the early neonatal period, are reduced.
This book is suitable for pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, nurses, professors in general medicine, and administrators of public health services.
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24 hours anoxia Appendix Table babies born birth trauma birthweight born in consultant breast feeding breast milk breathing difficulties breech caesarean section cause of death cent cephalic chapter Congenital malformations consultant beds cyanotic cyanotic attacks day of birth Day of move Diagram discharged excluding BBA's factors fetal distress full cream milk g or less G.P. bed gestation according girls haemorrhage half cream milk Humanised hypocalcaemia incidence Includes infants jaundice known labour length of gestation Less than 24 livebirths maternity mean birthweight meconium method of delivery midwives minutes mother and baby moved on Day multiple births N.H.S. Hospital National Health Service neonatal Number 9 Onset of Respiration parity Percentage perinatal mortality pethidine Phenylketonuria Place of Delivery practitioner units pregnancy proportion of babies proportion of children recorded Remainder resuscitation second stage shows Social Class special care units stillbirths Survey Total Number Vitamin K ward nursery weight