The appearance of a newborn
One of the most anticipated moments for all pregnant women is one in which labor ends and the baby is in his arms. At that moment they can finally see his face, touch him, kiss him and give him affection, but they realize that the newborn baby does not have that rosy, round look of the ads. It looks
One of the most anticipated moments for all pregnant women is one in which labor ends and the baby is in his arms. At that moment they can finally see his face, touch him, kiss him and give him affection, but they realize that the newborn baby does not have that rosy, round look of the ads. It looks bloated, has wrinkled skin and is coated with a whitish and greasy substance.
How is a baby at birth
To avoid worry or surprise the first time you see your baby it is convenient to know what is the appearance of newborns:
- The skin of the baby: until your skin is rosy , smooth and transparent will spend a few days. Babies are born with wrinkled skin and may even have small white spots on their faces that disappear throughout the days. If you suddenly start to get some red pimples, do not be scared, it is a toxic erythema, which comes out as a reaction of skin contact with air. Even the fat of breastfeeding can cause neonatal acne that is popularly known as fattening.
- The appearance of the head of the newborn: the pressure exerted by the birth canal on the baby in the process of birth can cause his head to have a conical shape. If the delivery is instrumental and forceps are used this elongated form is much more likely. The head becomes rounded in the days following the birth.
It also has what are called fontanelles, they are soft spaces in the skull of the newborn because the bones are not completely united. In this way, his head has been able to adapt to the birth canal. They will be closed over the months, generally at 18 months they are closed. - The eyes of the baby:
the first days after delivery, the appearance of the baby's eyes is swelling. The color of their eyes was defined in the fertilization, however, the final color can not be seen until five or six months of the baby. There are babies who are born with dark eyes and then eventually become clear. In the same way, during the period of lactation, the eyes of the baby could be gray or dark blue and then eventually turn into a definitive chestnut color. - The nose of the newborn
: many babies have a nose that resembles that of boxers, is swollen, even tilted. This changes in a few days.- The baby's umbilical cord:
At the end of the expulsion stage, the gynecologist will cut the umbilical cord and pinch the baby's end so that it will heal and eventually fall. In one or two weeks, the cord will turn black and in the end only the navel will remain. Many parents feel apprehensive about this baby's injury. Do not be afraid to clean it, the baby does not hurt, just warm water or 70% alcohol and let it dry outdoors to keep it free of infections. - Newborn hair:
Many babies are born with hair on their backs, shoulders or ears. This hair is usually very thin and is known as lanugo. It is disappearing over the weeks. - The mammary glands of the baby:
due to the hormones that the mother transfers to the baby, newborns can have large mothers for their size and even these can produce milk droplets, it happens to both boys and girls. Once the first weeks after giving birth, your baby will start adopting a rosy aspect, with smooth and smooth skin, with eyes that look more and more for yours and limbs that will be exercising to be able to perform movements and actions every time more complicated.