N

nail care, 248-249

nalbuphine, 328, 330, 332

narcotics, 328-329, 467

Nasacort (triamcinoline), 419

nasal congestion, 82, 490

NasalCrom (cromolyn), 419

Nasonex (mometasone furoate), 419

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 8

National Nurse Practitioner Directory, 360

National Women's Health Information

Center, 369 natural childbirth, 155-156, 177, 326,

332-342 natural family planning, 395-397 nausea, 472

in labor, 175, 176

morning sickness, 28-29, 61-62, 73,

469-471 multiple gestations and, 91 as sign of labor, 165 smells and, 487-488

navel, protruding, 83

navel, soreness of, 472-473

necrotizing enterocolitis, 223

Nembutal (pentobarbital), 328

neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), 219, 220

nesting behavior, 160, 473

neural tube, 48, 57

neural tube defects folic acid and, 11-12, 49 prenatal testing for, 291, 292, 300-301 ultrasound diagnosis of, 295 newborns, 207-224 Apgar scores of, 212 appearance of, 208-211 bathing of, 247 bonding with, 263-265 bowel movements of, 211 car seats for, 237 circumcision of, 215, 355-358 clothing for, 243-244 common problems of, 216-217 crying of, 226-228 eating behavior of, 217, 229-230 grooming of, 247-249 holding and carrying, 238-240 hospitalization of, 224 immune system of, 216, 364 immunizations given to, 212-213 infantile acne in, 210 infections in, 216-217 initial care of, 212-215 playing with, 264-265 premature, 217-224 private time with, 207 reflexes of, 233-234 screening tests of, 213-215 senses of, 234-235 skin conditions in, 209-210 sleeping arrangements for, 240 sleep of, 230 talking to, 235, 264 vital signs of, 212 Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), 465 nicotine, 22 nicotine gum, 22 nicotine patches, 22 nipples (bottles), 385 nipples (breasts)

darkening of, 473-474 inverted, 148, 379

sore, breastfeeding and, 252, 366, 377 stimulation of, and contractions, 162 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

(NSAIDs), 467 nosebleeds, 82, 474

Nubain (nalbuphine), 328, 330, 332 nuchal translucency test, 295 nurse-midwives, 283-285 nurse practitioners, 360-361 nursing. see breast-feeding nursing bras, 376 nursing pads, 252, 376 nutrition (maternal) birth defects and, 60 breast-feeding and, 258, 375-376 before conception, 4, 5 lactose intolerance and, 460-461 minimum daily servings chart, 10 during pregnancy, 9-14 salt intake, 9

vegan or vegetarian diet, 14 nutrition (newborns)

breast milk and, 364, 372 formula and, 367, 382 (see also bottle-feeding) NuvaRing, 393-394

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