Author : Santje Pangkey*, Siti Alima Lasari Kaiya, Frangkie Mapanawang
Background : In developed countries like the United States there are around 60% of babies suffering from neonatal jaundice from birth, more than 50% of these babies experience hyperbilirubin. The incidence of neonatal jaundice in Indonesia is around 50% of term infants who experience changes in skin color, mucosa and eyes become yellowish (jaundice), and in infants with less months (premature) the incidence is more frequent, which is 75%. Research methods : This type of research is a case study with a midwifery care background in newborns with neonatal jaundice. This case study uses descriptive methods. The taking of this case study was carried out in Tobelo Regional Hospital. The research subjects used were a baby with neonatal jaundice. The study was carried out for approximately 1 month. By using Varneys 7-step format and collecting data using primary data and secondary data. Research result : MetMidwifery care was carried out for 3 days with results. In the case of the baby, Mrs. N with neonatal jaundice obtained results in good general baby condition, composmentis consciousness, good sucking and swallowing reflexes, the baby moves actively, does not look yellow on the skin, with lab results Bilirubin direct 0.40 mg%, indirect Bilirubin 2.51 mg%, Total bilirubin is 2.91 mg%, strong sucking, adequate nutritional needs, personal hygiene is maintained, the environment around the baby is clean, warm and bilirubin levels decrease. In the case of By. Mrs. With neonatal jaundice there is no gap between theory and practice. Key words: Care Midwifery Newborn baby, Jaundice neonatorum..
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD