At birth, major changes take place. The umbilical cord is clamped, and the baby no longer receives oxygen and nutrients from the mother. With the first breaths of air, the lungs start to expand, and the ductus arteriosus and the foramen ovale both close. Separation from the placenta causes a change in significant vascular pressures in the neonate. Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) decreases with increased blood oxygen content, while the systemic vascular resistance (SVR) increases as a result of the loss of the low-pressure placenta**. During this webinar we will cover embryology, cardiovascular system and fetal circulation, cardiac dynamics, cord clamping and changes at birth.
The lecture will be presented by Linda Pretorius, Developmental Care Consultant, South Africa and hands-on demonstration will be performed with Draeger transport incubator TI500 by Margarita Singer, Regional Marketing Manager Neonatal Care, Draeger.
**Doherty TM, Hu A, Salik I. Physiology, Neonatal. [Updated 2020 May 7]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539840/
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