Lower abdominal and lower back pain during pregnancy – Nurse Jackies tip for 5-23-20

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You are beginning to have lower abdominal and lower back pain. Your were told at 36 weeks you have Group B Streptococcus infection.  Your water bag  just ruptured with a lot of clear fluid leaking.  You need to go to the facility/hospital to give birth. Can you can take a tub bath first before going to the facility?  Which of the following are true statements?

1- Yes you can water will not harm the baby 

2- No, your bag of water to protect the baby is gone and you are introducing GBS directly to the baby 

3- No bath but you can take a shower 

No, ideally you should for go to the facility as soon as possible so you can receive intravenous antibiotics for your unborn baby’s wellbeing 

Answers – 2,3,4

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Babies are born clean!

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Vernix – what is it and advantages and disadvantages of wiping off…

When a baby is born it should be vigorous – this means the baby breathing, heartrate is over 100, color is pink, crying and able to move all limbs .  If this is not occurring the baby will need to be suctioned, given oxygen, dried , warmed up , stimulated. Drying and stimulating is done with effort to stimulate the heart, promote circulation and provide warmth. In providing this care vernix may be almost or completely removed as part of the process – not purposely but in getting the fluids off because drying will help to keep baby warm.  The vernix on the baby at this time is  not important then the baby is unresponsive, getting the baby to a living state is. If the baby is vigorous then by all means do not have to remove the vernix. Baby safety is everything!!!  Common sense is important.  Immediate prompt and proper care of this baby is essential! If it is favorable leaving the vernix on the baby is beneficial . 

Vernix caseosa, also known as vernix, is the waxy or cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies. It is produced by dead skin cells and is thought to have some protective roles during fetal development and for a few hours after birth.

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off baby immediately after birth, but vernix offers many potential benefits for baby when you leave it on.

You’ve just given birth to your beautiful little baby and you’re all ready for cuddles. You’ve been waiting for 9 months for this moment!  But wait… What’s that white, waxy, cheesy substance coating baby’s skin? Yeesh, that’s kinda gross.

That waxy stuff is called vernix

And yes, the sticky, white, cheese-like coating covering your precious little one may not look that appealing. Which is why birth center or hospital staff may want to wash baby off right away.

Ask them not to wipe it off if all has gone well and your baby is pink, perky and active!  Vernix offers a number of benefits for baby when you leave it on or rub it in.  The best time to have that discussion is on admission – during labor.  Speak to nurse and ob provider so you are all on the same page.

What is vernix?

Vernix begins to form on the unborn baby at about 20 weeks gestation, partially to prevent baby’s skin from getting too waterlogged after marinating in amniotic fluid month after month. Unlike skin cells, vernix is more mobile and fluid. It is also more permeable to the transport of water and other small molecules to the baby. (source)

Even though it helps protect baby’s skin from amniotic fluid, the creamy vernix itself contains about 80% water. There are plenty of beneficial components to the vernix. Scientists have identified lipids, amino acids, proteins, antibacterial, and antimicrobial compounds including:

  • wax and sterol esters
  • ceramides
  • squalene
  • cholesterol
  • triglycerides
  • phospholipids
  • and amino acids, asparagine and glutamine

About 61% of the proteins found in this white substance, can only be found in vernix. And humans are the only ones that produce it, making it truly unique. 

Vernix begins to form on the unborn baby at about 27 weeks gestation, in the third trimester.

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Vaginal Exam During Labor Nurse jackies 5-18-20 Tip of Week

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You are in active labor for hours and your provider would like to examine you for progress. Which of the following are correct statements? 

1-Vaginal exam is not needed  because it is uncomfortable and it only satisfies the provider of  your labor status 

2-Blood supply and oxygen are decreased with each contraction, if  allowed to continue without intervention to assist labor to progress it can result in poor newborn outcome, such as cerebral palsy .  Vaginal exam would determine  your progress and assess if intervention is needed.

3-vagina exam will identify if the infant is in a favorable position for a vaginal delivery and  that baby has not turned to another position during your labor.

4-vaginal exam will determine if labor is progressing  or if you are taxing the uterus  making the uterus work by contracting  and no progress is occurring 

5-No Vaginal exam is needed because the body is made to deliver, and given time you will deliver  without any intervention.

6-A consent is needed for a provider to do a Vaginal exam (at hospital this is usually found on consent form you sign on admission)

7-No consent is needed for a provider to do a Vaginal exam

Correct answer- 2,3,4,6

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Massages During Labor yes or no? Nurse Jackies tip for 5-8-20

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You are in active labor you are on your left side. Closing your eyes when there is no contraction and breathing when there is a contraction. Your nurse tells your significant other to put down his phone and massage you!  

What  answer is incorrect?

  • 1- Your  partner does not always need to touch you , you feel better just lying there not being touched and know he is with you
  • 2- You partner needs to massage you as the nurse instructed 
  • 3- You need to be asked what your needs are 
  • 4-You should keep your environment positive  and explain to the nurse what your preference is at this moment 

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Taking Iron During Pregnancy Nurse Jackies 5-2-20 weekly tip

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You’re having a baby. Your Obstetrician starts you on iron medication daily for your anemia. What is the recommendation for taking this medication by mouth. Which answer is correct?

  • 1-iron medication needs food to activate it so take it with a meal
  • 2-Iron medication should be taken with milk
  • 3-Iron medication should not be taken with food
  • 4-Iron medication should be taken before you go to bed.

Answer 3 – Iron medications should not be taken with food. The reason you should take iron on an empty stomach without food is that an acidic stomach helps with iron absorption.(unless your physician says otherwise). 

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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