What is the resuscitation of a newborn?

Newborns may require some level of intervention to help them with their breathing or to help them start breathing. Up to one in 10 babies born require simple stimulation (drying and rubbing) to help them breath. Three to six percent of newborns require basic resuscitation (bag-and-mask ventilation). Less than one percent need more serious interventions, including: endotracheal intubation, chest compressions and/or medication.