Vitamin K deficiency of the newborn


What is Vitamin K?Vitamin K is a vitamin, which occurs naturally in food especially in liver and some vegetables. We all need vitamin K. It helps to make blood clot in order to prevent bleeding. During early infancy when fed entirely on milk, babies have very little vitamin K. A very small number of babies suffer bleeding due to vitamin …

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Looking after a third or fourth degree tear following childbirth


What is an injured perineum?The perineum is the area of skin between the vagina and back passage (anus). Some women give birth without injury to the perineum. However, some may need episiotomy and some may have tears. Episiotomies can extend as well. Tears can be classified into first, second, third and fourth degrees. First and second degree tears are injuries …

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