Be all heart for CHD(Congenital Heart Disease)
Congenital heart disease is an abnormality in your heart’s structure that you’re born with. Although congenital heart disease is often considered a childhood condition, advances in surgical treatment mean most babies who once died of congenital heart disease survive well into adulthood.
27 babies will be born with a heart defect only 11 will be diagnosed. We all need to know what signs and symptoms to look out for in babies.
- Heart Rate – This can be high or low the normal heart rate should be 100 to 160BPM
- Energy – Sleepy? Is your baby falling asleep during feeds.
- Appearance – Does your baby have pale,blue or dusty skin colour.
- Respiration – Is your baby breathing to fast or to slow.Normal breathing is 40-60 breaths per min.
- Temperature – Is your baby cold to touch especially the hands and feet.
Five questions you should ask during pregnancy:
- Does my babies heart have four chambers?
- Are there two upper chambers with valves controlling the blood flow to the heart.
- Are there two lower chambers with valves controlling the blood flow out of the heart,to the lungs and to the rest of the body.
- Do the two valves and vessels exit the heart in a crossing fashion.
- Are the walls between the heart chambers in tact.
How you Can help:
You can donate money or get in contact with them regarding creating awareness.
I challenge every one to do their part in creating awareness for CHD it effects everyone. CHD doesnt know colour,race,wealth or nationality.
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