Are baby hiccups normal?

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are baby hiccups normal

Your precious baby has hiccups. You wonder if this is normal, should I worry? Hiccups are mostly caused by the irritation to the diaphragm, this is the muscle located at the base of the lungs. When this muscle starts to spasm or cramp, this causes the vocal cords to clamp shut, creating a sound known as hic!!

What do you know about hiccups in newborns?

  • If babies over feed or gulp air during feeding that can cause the stomach to expand and rub against the diaphragm causing hiccups.
  • Feed your baby in a more upright position.
  • Prop your baby head in more of an upright position. Propping head up on a pillow so they are not lying flat may help take less air at mealtime
  • Burp the baby
  • Use a pacifier
  • Use gripe water (Gripe water is an over-the-counter liquid supplement of sodium bicarbonate and herbs (like fennel, ginger, chamomile, dill, lemon balm or peppermint, depending on the formula).
  • If coughing, spitting up, irritable and crying, arching the back especially during or after feeding, seek medical help or call your pediatrician

Welcome to the world of Motherhood!!

Shellfish During Pregnancy?

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A lot of beaches are now open and they feature seafood restaurants very often.  While you  are pregnant,  do you know what your restrictions are concerning seafood?  Choose which ones are NOT to be eaten by you because you are pregnant!

  • Raw shell fish such as oysters and clams
  • Sushi
  • Canned seafood 
  • Golden or White Snapper

Pregnancy and fish: What’s safe to eat? – Mayo Clinic

Fish to Avoid When Pregnant  The Pregnancy Seafood Guide: What to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy Diet – About Seafood

The following fish should be avoided during pregnancy because they are higher in mercury, which can be harmful at very high levels.

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Bigeye tuna (found in sushi)
  • Marlin
  • Orange roughy

Happy Memorial Day and please be safe!

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Committed to promoting health & prevention of illness

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At our facilities, The Birthing Center of NY and New Life Medical Esthetics & Wellness – we are very committed to promoting health, prevention of illness and our patients taking responsibility for taking care of their own bodies! Our young adults need to develop healthy habits early. What you do now will matter very much when you are older.

Below can you pick out the correct answers?

  • If your partner wants to be intimate  with you,  they are the one responsible for providing protection
  • To ensure safety from sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and pregnancy women should make sure they have the necessary supplies on hand always 
  • Abstinence is the best way to prevent STDs and pregnancy 
  • You should be receiving screening for STD’s and cancer screening from an obstetrician/gynecologist, family medicine physician or other professional with enough training to properly perform examination – and to treat what they may find.    
  • Withdrawal also known as “pulling out” method is safe and effective for not getting pregnant or contracting an STD 

Taking care of yourself and your body is so important. Screening for STD’s may/should include HIV, herpes, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea/chlamydia and HPV as needed.

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

What is the best way to sleep during pregnancy?

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Now that you are expecting, many questions come to your mind.  You are so unsure about what you can and cannot do.  You ask your obstetrician or midwife- what is the best way for me to sleep? Do you know the best answer?

  • Never use a pillow when you sleep
  • You should alway sleep on your back, it helps with your breathing
  • It does not matter which way you sleep as long as you are comfortable.
  • Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ. Sleeping on the left side also improves circulation to the heart and allows for the best blood flow to the fetus, uterus, and kidneys.

 

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1 Day after giving birth you notice you passed a blood clot – what to do?

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It’s your first day after giving birth to a beautiful 7 lb baby. You go to the bathroom and you notice you passed a blood clot.

Which of the following is correct?

  • It is not normal, you should not be passing clots.
  • This is normal, note the amount you are bleeding . Whether it is heavy , moderate or a little.
  • Check to see if a little round ball is felt in your lower belly – called the uterine fundus is hard and round in shape.
  • You should go to the emergency room immediately.

 

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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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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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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. 

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Breast vs, Bottle Feeding – Which is true?

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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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