Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse of a Neonate During Skin-to-Skin Contact


Lun Chen, Te-Yao Hsu, Mei-Chen Ou-Yang, Chih-Cheng Chen, Ying-Jui Lin and Hsin-Chun Huang

Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is a well-documented benefits manner for neonates and mothers. Neonates are placed on their mothers’ chest after birth immediately which will contribute to the transition from fetal to extra-uterine life such as stabilizing babies’ respiration, body temperature and blood sugar. Besides, SSC also helps mothers’ recovery after delivery. However, some acute life-threatening events happened during SSC. Herein, we reported the sudden unexpected collapse of a well-appearing full-term baby occurred during SCC and to make health care providers and parents aware of this possible risk.


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