Foods to eat during early labor

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You are in early labor.  You want to stay home until you are in active labor.  What should you eat ? There’s more than one correct answer!

  • In early stage: drinking water during labor will help you stay hydrated, while taking small sips of bone broth which is nutrient rich, can assist with nausea. Coconut water which contains magnesium, potassium and electrolytes is also an excellent option for keeping hydrate
  • In active stage: lemon – lime water can provide electrolytes, which are required for muscle (uterine) contractions
  • Protein and fat. These slow the rate that your muscles use energy supplied from the sugar.  They are filling. Choose easily digestible protein sources like beans, tofu, avocado, eat small amounts.  Protein shakes  
  • Related to the fact that pregnancy is so unpredictable,  light digestible foods and clear fluids are highly recommended because emergencies may arise requiring surgery.  Avoiding dairy products is ideal. 

·         Eat Steak, fries and hamburgers to fill you up

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Should you give you baby a pacifier? Nurse Jackies Tips for Feb 2021

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New mothers often ask and wonder if they should give their baby a pacifier?  Do you know the answer? Two answers are incorrect!

  • if you are taking a baby on the plane.
  • If the baby is fussy and has a hard time getting to sleep.
  • If a baby rather uses his thumb or his hand to satisfy himself, you should give the pacifier instead!
  • A pacifier should never be used.
  • Introduce a pacifier approximately 3-4 weeks after breastfeeding has been established.

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Baby not breastfeeding – Nurse Jackies Tips for week 1-30-21

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Your parents are babysitting your newborn baby so you and your partner can go out for a romantic dinner.  You have been craving Italian food.  You order the spicy penne with Arrabiata sauce. When you come home and you try to breastfeed  your baby,  the baby rejects your milk.  What answer is the best answer.

  • You have emergency stored milk in the freezer. You should pump and dump and give baby the emergency milk
  • Baby is reacting to separation while you were out, do skin to skin and keep trying
  • Call your pediatrician or take baby to an emergency room 
  • Wait and see if the baby will take the breast later

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When should you go to the doctor or hospital?

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You are between 25 weeks and 36 weeks pregnant. Which of the situation, should you call your OB provider and/or go to the hospital? More than one correct answer

  • You have not felt your baby move in the past 30 minutes.
  • You have blood from your vagina, similar to a menstrual period.
  • When you went to bathroom you had a lump of mucus with no blood.
  • The baby is moving all the time.
  • Baby has not moved in the pass 2 hrs.
  • You were accidentally hit in the stomach.
  • You just started taking iron pills and your stool is now very black in color.
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What is the function of the Vernix Caseosa?

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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 feet.  This is done in order to make your baby’s heartrate pick up, get the circulation moving and encourage breathing, this means some or all of the vernix may end up being wiped off the baby to better dry the baby and allowing greater warmth. Can you identify below what is the function of the Vernix Caseosa?

-It can clog the babies pores and prevent the baby for maintaining its temperature.

-Moisturizers the Baby’s skin after birth.

-Helps baby regulate their body temperature.

-It makes the baby look dirty and unclean and should be removed immediately.

-wards off bad bacteria and microorganisms.

-The scent of Vernix triggers neural connection in the brain that is needed for breastfeeding and it helps the baby find the breast on its own.

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Feeding your newborn – nurse jackies feeding tips

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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 are planning to formula feed you should wear a tight fitting bra and use breast pads. (cut a sanitary pad in half and use).  In a matter of days the engorgement will steadily decrease .  You may exhibit a low grade fever, this is normal, under 100.4.  If over 100.4, seek medical attention.

-You should pump often to get the milk out of your breast. This will prevent engorgement and help the milk to dry up.

 

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Happy New Year 2021

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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 move your body to music you love, but it will keep you flexible while toning your muscles. You can get a cardiovascular workout from any fast paced dance, or stretch and maintain muscle tone when you hold positions in yoga or ballet.  For the average pregnant woman, dancing and aerobic activity is safe during pregnancy.  Pregnancy is not a disease and women should feel comfortable being active. If something hurts, don’t do  it!!!!!

If I dance can it cause a miscarriage?

The pregnancy separates from the uterus and passes out of the body. Miscarriage is not caused by the activities of a healthy pregnant woman, such as jumping, vigorous exercise and vaginal intercourse.  However, it is recommended to be gentle.  Trauma causes miscarriage only very rarely unless the impact to the abdomen occurs >12 weeks of pregnancy when the uterus rises out of the pelvis. Stress and emotional shock do not cause miscarriage either.  When you are doing movements you should try to keep both feet on the floor because it is easier for a pregnant person to lose her balance because the growing abdomen shifts the center of gravity forward.  If you do fall by chance you or hit your abdomen, you  should go to the hospital immediately and contact your physician or midwife. Always check with your provider if dancing and or exercises is permitted for you . Each and every  pregnancy is different and each and every person’s body is different. What’s good for one person may not be good for another person!  Be safe and have fun. Happy New Years !!

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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It’s hard to be pregnant during the holiday season .

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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 celebrate the season with or without alcohol.

Can I have just a little something?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, and the American Academy of Pediatricians, “there is no safe amount of alcohol, no safe type of alcohol and no safe time to drink when a woman is pregnant.” And yet, in 2016, the CDC estimated that 3.3 million women in the United States were at risk for having an alcohol-exposed pregnancy.

When a woman drinks so does the developing baby, who lacks the ability to process or metabolize alcohol through their liver or other organs. The baby has the same blood alcohol concentration as the mother. It makes no difference if the alcoholic drink consumed is a beer, glass of wine or a distilled spirit or liquor such as vodka.

What are the risks of alcohol and pregnancy?

Evidence-based research has found that drinking even small amounts of alcohol while pregnant can increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity or sudden infant death syndrome. In addition, more than 40 years of published research has shown alcohol to be a neurotoxin in utero. This means that alcohol is a toxic substance to the developing baby just like carbon monoxide and lead.

Alcohol can cause the death of developing brain cells, even during the early stages of pregnancy. Most babies negatively affected by alcohol exposure have no apparent physical birth defects. But they can have lifelong behavioral and learning problems that often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as autism or attention deficit disorder instead of one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Current studies estimate that 1 in 20 school-age children may have FASDs.

There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink. All types of alcohol are equally harmful, including all wines and beer.  There is also no safe amount of drugs including marijuana that we know of.  Not consuming alcohol at any time during pregnancy is the current recommendation, you can always order mocktails, nonalcoholic beverages or sparkling water with fresh fruit. They can be very refreshing and festive as well as enjoyable and help you get your holiday spirits on during this holiday season and throughout your pregnancy.

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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You are full-term and it is your first child -How should you proceed with labor?

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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 birthing ball, rock/ dance, Breathing  and relaxation exercises, shower  or tub ( tub if not GBS positive and did not break your water bag)
  • Check your bag  for needed item such as insurance card  , ID,  etc.
  • Make sure you eat a hearty meal because your facility or hospital may not allow you to eat    You don’t want to starve !

Don’t  wait to go into and don’t know what to do?

Take my class  private  or regular intimate group class with maximum of 3 couples per class or Virtual  (live interactive class via webinar). 

We take COVID 19 precautions and ask all in-person attendees to test for COVID 19 within 3 days of class.

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Are you feeding your baby Properly?

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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 

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