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What should you do after the baby has crowned during delivery?



A. Suction the mouth and nose and wait for the mother to push the rest of the baby out
B. Suction the mouth and nose then check for prolapsed cord
C. Support the head and gently pull the baby out
D. Put the mother on high flow O2 and have a cigar with the father

This question is part of Airway and Breathing I
Asked by Medicmcgill, Last updated: Feb 25, 2019

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W. Wright

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W. WrightBiology student, Biology student, Astoria
Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered on Feb 25, 2019

You can already guess that D is not the proper answer to this question. So you can choose from A, B, and C. The best answer to this is B. The doctor has to check for a prolapsed cord so that this can be fixed easily before the rest of your baby comes out.

Take note that when doing natural childbirth, you are recommended to stop pushing the moment that you experience the burning sensation in your vagina which will signify the crowning. T

he baby will be able to come out easily after that and you will be preventing vaginal tears that way. If in case there is a prolapsed cord, the doctor or the midwife will manually remove the baby to prevent further complications.

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medicmcgill

Medicmcgill

Answered on Aug 26, 2017

Suction the mouth and nose then check for prolapsed cord
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