Neonatal care: Handling the umbilical cord
Majority of women rely on rudimentary care methods for their babies after birth. Despite most of them having gone through a successful delivery, studies show that contamination of the umbilical cord stump at a later stage is common and results into infections. Unfortunately, these infections, according to experts, are among the leading causes of neonatal mortality.
The baby's umbilical cord should be kept clean and dry to prevent infection. (Net photo)