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From: Bernard Meech <>
Subject: Re: Blue Baby?
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 20:42:38 +0000


Munroe wrote:

> Does anyone out there know what the term, BLUE BABY means in terms of the
> death of a new born?

Hi

This is a term that is sometimes used for a "still born" baby, but it can be
used as a baby which has problems with breathing or heart problems. It
depends in which era you are thinking about and to some extent the person who
has used the term. It is not unknown for the parents to feel guilty after
the birth of a full term baby if it is "still born". With poor standards of
living the situation arises more often. This was true up until the current
centuary Some midwives would try to make the painful experience as easy to
bear as possible.

Bernard in Braintree Essex

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