Baby CPR – Do I need it?

If you’re expecting a baby, it’s an exciting, joyful time—but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to do to prepare. As the primary caretaker of a brand-new baby, one of the best things you can do for your child is to learn infant CPR.

CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency measure that lets you circulate the victim’s blood through the body manually when the heart stops working. Through rescue breaths and chest compressions, you’re essentially taking on the role of the victim’s heart. You can deliver chest compressions without rescue breaths for adults, but babies are a different story.

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