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Apparent life-threatening events in presumably healthy newborns during early skin-to-skin contact.
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
The death or near death of a presumably healthy newborn in the delivery room is uncommon. We report here 6 cases of apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs) in the delivery room during the first 2 hours of life. In each case, the incident occurred in a healthy infant who was in a prone position on his or her mother's abdomen during early skin-to-skin contact. In most cases, the mother was primiparous, and in all cases the mother and infant were not observed during the initiation of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. There are many benefits of early skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding in the delivery room. However, in view of the risk of a rare but significant ALTE, we suggest that surveillance of newborns is needed. Although many ALTEs are apparently caused by obstruction, we suggest that a standardized investigational workup be performed after an ALTE.
Asphyxia Neonatorum/etiology, Asphyxia Neonatorum/mortality, Breast Feeding, Cause of Death, Cerebral Hemorrhage/etiology, Cerebral Hemorrhage/mortality, Cross-Sectional Studies, Delivery Rooms, Diseases in Twins, Female, hic" UI="D005602">France, Heart Arrest/etiology, Heart Arrest/mortality, Humans, Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain/etiology, Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain/mortality, Incidence, Infant, Newborn, Male, Postpartum Period, Prone Position, Resuscitation, Risk Factors, Sudden Infant Death/etiology
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