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Is it routine procedure to give a newborn oxygen tubes?

You know that mask that is just 2 little tubes that go in each nostril.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Nov. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • nasal cannula, no
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:29 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • It's a nasal cannula. Different hospitals do different things but the reason for oxygen would be a lower apagar scale score.
    darcibeisheim

    Answer by darcibeisheim at 12:40 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Neither of mine needed oxygen, though the EMT's thought I did when my daughter was born (she was in a bit of a hurry and ended up being born at home). I'd guess oxygen would be given if baby's APGARS were on the low side and baby wasn't pinking up well.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 12:59 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • No, that is not routine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • It is not routine. Some babies do need it though, but again it's not routine. Some will have oxygen to the face (a little oxygen mask placed near by) just for an extra oxygen boost also.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 2:29 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

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