Circumcision: Your midwife team will review this information with you if you have any questions.
Safe sleeping: Your midwife team will talk in depth about choices around sleeping.
Normal newborn behaviour: Newborns look and act differently than older babies and children, as they are adjusting to life outside the womb. Read this handout to differentiate normal vs. signs of illness.
Umbilical Granuloma: An umbilical granuloma is a piece of tissue that stays on your baby’s belly button after the umbilical cord has fallen off. It usually looks like a soft pink or red lump and it may leak a little. Read this handout for treatment options.
Jaundice: A common condition that affects 60-80% of newborn babies in the first weeks of their life. Jaundice can be a normal adaptation to life outside of the womb; some babies will experience serious problems and need further treatment. You can read more here.
Vitamin K: Newborns are at risk for vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) caused by inadequate prenatal storage and deficiency of vitamin K in breast milk. The Canadian Pediatric Society recommend routine administration intramuscularly of a single dose of vitamin K to all newborns at birth. The CDC has a great resource for further information.