The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned. The Search of the Cradle of Civilization: Many newborns experience a breathing pattern commonly known as periodic breathing of the newborn. Speak with your university counselor for more information about estimating the costs of attending GCU. Physiologically, the newborn's heart and respiratory rates increase, the gag reflex is active, and the production of mucus and meconium resumes [1, 45]. Mucous membranes should be pink and well-hydrated, and a small amount of saliva should be present .