You are pregnant BUT your partner is complaining about weight gain, nausea and gas!

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Couvade Syndrome or Sympathetic Pregnancy and the partner is actually experiencing your signs of pregnancy

You are pregnant and your partner starts to complain about weight gain, nausea, heartburn and gas. All the symptoms you are having. Can this be really happening? Which of the following statements is correct?

• No , your partner is pretending so he can get attention.

• This can be known as Couvade Syndrome or Sympathetic Pregnancy and the partner is actually experiencing your signs of pregnancy.

• This usually occurs in early pregnancy.

• This is know to be short term behavior and is not serious.

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You are pregnant and scared of becoming infected with the Covid -19 virus

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should pregnant women get the covid vaccine

Your partner and family discuss if you should get the vaccine . Which statement is accurate?

  • It can be harmful to the unborn and you should not receive it.
  • A preliminary report from the largest study on Covid vaccine safety in pregnant women shows that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are safe to use during pregnancy.
  • You should consult with your provider or midwife in case you have an underlying condition that may be a contraindication to you receiving it.
  • The vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women.
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Ligament Stretch a sudden and quick jabbing type sensation

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Pregnant ligament stretch

You are in your second trimester. You are experiencing sharp type pain or a jabbing type of pain In your lower abdomen and the groin area ( where your legs attach to your pelvic ). As your baby begins to grow in your uterus, these round ligaments stretch. This will cause the ligaments to tighten, something like a rubber band they snap when they are pulled. This will cause you to have a sudden and quick jabbing type sensation. You inform your provider or mid wife and they tell you, you are having round ligaments pains. Do you know what can actually trigger these pains? From below pick the one that is incorrect!

1-Exercises 

2- Coughing 

3- Laughing

4- Rolling over or movement in bed

5- Standing up too quickly 

6- Sitting too long in one position 

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Your newborn baby’s stool is very dark green, tarry, sticky and odorless.

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your babys stool

During the first one to two days of birth, you go to change your newborn baby’s diaper.  The baby stool is very dark green , tarry , sticky and odorless. Which is the correct answer?

  • Your breast or bottle milk may be contaminated and antibiotics are needed.
  • You should take the baby to the emergency room immediately and notify your pediatrician.
  • This is normal it’s called meconium or “mec.” It’s the baby’s first stool of life.
  • You should pump and dump your breast milk for 30 minutes before your next feeding or change the brand of  formula you are feeding the baby. 

In this time of giving birth, we now have 24 hour early discharge from a hospital or discharge from a birthing center after a few hours of observation.  Are you prepared to give care to your newborn?  Take my class and learn how to give complete care to your new loved one!

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Breast vs, Bottle Feeding – Which is true?

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breastvsbottle feeding birthing center of ny

You are breast feeding your newborn and your friend is bottle feeding her baby. Which statements are true and which are false??

  • Always make sure your baby is burped in between bottle or  breast feeds.
  • Breast feeders may not burp because they get less air.
  • Bottle feeders may burp more because they get more air.
  • If a baby pulls away from the breast he/she probably needs to be burped.
  • Feeding the baby too fast with breast or bottle can cause air to accumulate in the stomach.
  • Burping the baby does not release gas and or air from the baby.
  • Bottle feeders should burp baby after 4-5 ounces on milk
  • Breast feeders should burp baby after 2-3 ounces of milk
  • Basically there really isn’t a need to burp the baby after they have finished feeding – that is a myth.

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It’s Tummy Time!

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tummy time birthing center of ny

What do you know about Tummy Time. Which statement is true?

-Tummy Time starts?

1. when you bring your baby home from the Birthing Facility.
2. Two weeks after birth.

-In the beginning of Tummy Time, how long and how often do you do Tummy Time?

1. 2-5 minutes increments several times a day
2. 30 minutes, 4 times a day.

Why is Tummy Time important?

1. It’s not that important. It has no benefits, it just give you time to play with your baby
2. It strengthens neck, back, head. Promotes visual, motor, sensory development.

-During Tummy Time if the baby falls asleep.

1. Allow the baby to remain on their stomach
2. Place them on their back and let them continue to sleep.

-Tummy Times can be

1. Tummy to Tummy
2. Tummy to Chest
3. Tummy to lap
4. Tummy to floor( mat/ blanket
5. Tummy to stomach when sleeping in the crib.

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Your body and its changes during pregnancy

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Right Occiput Posterior

You will find your body going through some changes.  The skin will stretch to accommodate the growth of your abdomen as well as your breasts.  With these changes you may exhibit some color changes, like dark patches of skin on your face.  These patches are sometimes called the “Mask of Pregnancy”.  You may exhibit a line running down the middle of your abdomen between your belly button and your pubic area.  This line is called Linea Nigra or the “pregnancy line” .  The increase in your melanin production is what makes the skin change during pregnancy.  This change occurs during your second trimester.  Can you choose the fact below that is incorrect?

·         The Linea Nigra is not harmful to you or your baby so it does not need medical treatment

·         After birth of the baby the linea nigra line should start to fade – it may not disappear completely. 

·         You should wear sunscreen whenever you are out in the sun exposing your belly and other areas of your skin

·         The dark line running down the middle of your stomach could tell your baby gender – if it runs to your belly button, well it’s a girl and if it keep going all the way to your ribs then it’s a boy!

·         Do not use any kind of bleaching cream during your pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding.  It can be harmful to your baby.

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Its HOT in here!

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hot when pregnant

As the weather changes from cold to mild to hot- One may wonder how do I dress my newborn.  Can I use a fan with the baby in the room.  What is the easiest way to tell if my baby is to hot or too cold.  How do I  tell if my baby is too hot?  Your baby may have flushed cheeks. Feel the nape of the neck to see if it feels sweaty or too cold to the touch.  Over heated babies may have sweating and fast breathing. Which statements below are untrue?

·         When dressing a baby the general rule – dress the baby in as many layer as you have on and then add one more layer.

·         Never ever use a fan in the room with a newborn it can cause pneumonia.

·         Babies that sleep in a less ventilated room sleeping with a fan – lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Leaving the ceiling fan on a low setting is not going to cause a cold. Baby should be at least swaddled or in a sleeping sack , socks or booties. Most of the newborn heat escapes from the head as well as their tiny little feet.

Make sure your infant is always dry because damp clothing can cause hypothermia.

Use good parenting judgment-  too hot or not too hot?  Consider the temperature outside.

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Pregnancy heartburn related to lots of baby hair.

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birthingcenter of ny heartburn and baby care

You are pregnant and you have a lot of heart burn, you’ve been told your baby will have a lot of hair.  You were told you do not have preeclampsia.  Which of the following is false?

  • This is an old wives tale
  • There is some correlation to gas pains and baby having a lot of hair
  • This is simply totally true

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Placenta for Encapsulation Do’s and Dont’s

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Birthingcenter of ny placenta encapsulation

After having your baby, you want to use the placenta for encapsulation. Placental encapsulation is the practice of eating the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground and placed into pills.  Prior to delivery of your baby the   amniotic  fluid is noted to be meconium stained.  Can you still do encapsulation?  What is the correct answer?  Do you know? 

  • No,  because the placenta is contaminated and should be sent to pathology.
  • If your baby passes meconium prior to birth, it is recommended to do basic heated encapsulation as well as rinsing the placenta in an apple vinegar bath prior to steaming it.
  • No specific care of the placenta before doing encapsulated procedure is needed .
  • Take antibiotics one week prior to using encapsulated pills.

Editor’s note: There is little research available to either support or oppose the tradition of placental encapsulation. There are a number of proposed benefits of the custom, and limited risks if the placenta is stored correctly and ingested only by the mother.  If you feel that placenta encapsulation is right for you, be sure to contact your healthcare provider to receive more information on the proper procedure for it. It is also important to be aware of any laws in your state that make it illegal to remove the placenta from the hospital. 

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