Another underwater birth, another near-fatal consequence. This time the imperiled, septic newborn endured unnecessary multi-organ failure, which necessitated a two-month hospitalization in intensive care.
Think newborns should be slim and trim? Think again. A very large study evaluating children s health and intellectual status as a function of birth weight found that heavier babies do better in school, with 10 lbs. being optimal.
It s hard to believe, but some parents are refusing to let their newborn babies receive injections of vitamin K, according to the CDC a practice that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended for over 50 years.