August 2020 - Birthing Center of New York Posts Archive

baby first bath

Posted on: August 25th, 2020

Nurse Jackie’s tip of the week for 8-25-20 It’s time to give your newborn his first bath. What is the recommended time frame that the sponge bath be done?  Which answer is incorrect? Immediately if you are GBS positive  World Health Organization recommendation is after 24 hrs of birth Immediately no matter what Their is no…

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nurse jackies tip for 8-15-20

Posted on: August 15th, 2020

Your beautiful baby girl is two days old.  When you change her diaper you see mucus with a streak of blood from the vagina.  Why? This is not normal and you should call your pediatrician immediately  You may have injured the vagina during care and did not realize it This is how female babies get rid of…

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true real or false labor

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

You are 38 weeks pregnant and experiencing  lower abdominal and back pain . You are not sure if this is true, real labor or false labor, Braxton Hicks contractions.  How can you tell the difference? More than one answer,  You cannot tell without a vaginal exam If you walk or change your position and the contractions lessen or stop, they…

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