The Birthing Center of NY Posts Archive

vernix

Posted on: January 17th, 2021

When your baby is born,  it probably will have a cheesy white coating called Vernix Caseosa.  If your baby’s vital signs of life such as breathing, color, heart rate, muscle tone, movement, etc. is not good, the baby may need tactile (skin & nerve) stimulation by warming, drying and rubbing the baby’s hands and soles of the…

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feeding baby

Posted on: January 10th, 2021

Every women has the right to choose how she wishes to feed her newborn. If you’re formula feeding, which is the incorrect statement! -If milk isn’t being stimulated to be produced by your body, it will stop.  So don’t touch or stimulate your breasts, leave them alone. – If you are engorged when milk comes in and you…

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Happy New Year 2021

Posted on: December 28th, 2020

You are going to a small intimate affair (keeping in compliance with Covid 19 guidelines)  Wait!! I’m pregnant-can I dance? Dancing is a safe and fun way to exercise during pregnancy.   If dancing is new to you, it’s best to stick to a dance that doesn’t involve jumping and isn’t too strenuous. Consult with your physician or midwife that you’re dancing and exercising during pregnancy!   Not only do you get to…

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Dont drink when pregnant

Posted on: December 24th, 2020

We’re preparing, baking cookies, going to holiday parties, shopping in a frenzy for that perfect  gift. About to just celebrate the season with friendship, great food and drinks.  This can be the most wonderful time of the year. But when pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it can be challenging to face the decision about whether to…

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is linea alba normal during pregnancy

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020

You are full-term and  it is  your first child.  The baby is moving just fine . You are having  contractions that are strong and yet tolerable. Your Birthing Plan is too do this naturally. How should you proceed with this labor?  Go to your  facility or hospital immediately  to be checked  First baby may take a long time , walk, use a…

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birthing class of 12-20

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

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nurse jackies tip are you feeding baby properly

Posted on: October 5th, 2020

How do you know you are feeding your baby adequately ( trick question) .  Which answer is incorrect? Your baby has adequate pees and poos Your baby is content after feeding your baby is gaining weight Your breasts are soft and not full after feeding  Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing…

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Baby Audrey 9-26-20

Posted on: September 28th, 2020

Welcome to the world Baby Audrey: 6lbs 15 ounces

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is linea alba normal during pregnancy

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020

You are pregnant in your second trimester . You are getting dressed and you notice a  dark line from your navel down your abdomen.  Which answer is incorrect ? -Increased melanin production is what makes your skin change color during pregnancy. At some point during your second trimester, you may notice a dark brown line running down the middle of your abdomen, between your belly button…

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Right Occiput Posterior

Posted on: September 14th, 2020

In Right Occiput Posterior (ROP), baby is head down and the back is to the side- the mother’s right side. This position can be deceptively reassuring. ROP is the most common of the four posterior positions. Right Occiput Posterior – Baby’s back favors mother’s right side and the back of baby’s head is towards mother’s…

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