Post-natal visit

Assalamualaikum. Emm hi there, we are still in the Community Health mode, few events past but many more to come and this time we had a home visit to a post-natal mother's house. The word post tell us the thing had already happen or occured. Natal means birth. Therefore post-natal means after birth. We were led by a community nurse (jururawat masyarakat) to a house which is not far from Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah.
Weighing the child to check whether the baby growth well or not

The baby borns 10 days ago, and had slight yellowish tinged on the skin. Oh I am sorry. I mean jaundice or the elders might call it 'sakit kuning'. It is not rare for the newborn to had this problem. It is because there will be destruction of fetal (fetus) blood when the baby detaches from the mother. It is because of accumulation of bilirubin in the blood. Too much bilirubin in the blood is dangerous for the children. If it accumulate in the brain, the baby will suffer afterward. If they escape the death, they might ended with becoming a slow learner or 'lambat pickup'. Therefore usually for treatment, the baby is put under a special light to get rid of the bilirubin by oxidising it. That is why if we go to a post-natal clinic, we might see some babies are put under a purplish light.
Measuring the mother blood pressure

Not only we look after the baby, we also have to have a look to the mother. It is because a healthy children are related with healthy mothers. If everything is okay, then we dont have to come to the house anymore. Hopefully the mother (I forgot the her name) will rise a clever handsome boy in few years. Aaamiin
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