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May 5th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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I've been reading through some different things related to labor and post-partum/newborn procedures. I obviously have no medical training but I know that some of you do. There are a few things I was wondering about. If anyone could inform me or point me in the direction of accurate information I'd really appreciate it. Any opinions of course are welcome, I know there are a handful of unnecessary procedures out there.

What kinds of fetal monitoring are non-invasive and still allow you to have mobility during labor?
What are heparin and saline IV locks? Why are they used?
What does, "deliver the placenta spontaneously and without assistance" mean? Non-augmented with pitocin/oxytocin?

Why might they give a newborn sugar water?
What is the purpose of the eye ointment? Is it the same as eye antibiotics?
What is the vitamin k shot? Why is it given?
What is the purpose of the heel stick?
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