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Overview of Perinatal Problems

By James W. Kendig, MD, Ursula Nawab, MD

Extensive physiologic changes accompany the birth process, sometimes unmasking conditions that posed no problem during intrauterine life. For that reason, a person with neonatal resuscitation skills must attend each birth.

Gestational age (see page Gestational Age) and growth parameters (see page Growth Parameters in Neonates) help identify the risk of neonatal pathology.

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