Every persons body is different!

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You are full term, 40 weeks gestation and in active labor (more than 4 cm cervical dilation, cervix is soft and thinning (effacement) and the baby’s head is low in the pelvis. Less than 5 cm usually means you are still in the “latent” or early stage of labor and this can take 1-2 days sometimes.  However if you are contracting consistently every 2-3 minutes, 60 seconds is the length of time the contraction lasts and this is going on for hours – it is possible there is something not average going on even at this stage (like the head is not dropping or positioned correctly or sometimes the head just isn’t fitting).

Remember every person’s body is different and every labor is different. The GENERAL progression of labor is you move approximately 1cm per hour (if this is not your first labor), but possibly every 2 hours (if this is your first time in active labor) can be within average range as well. A rate slower than 1cm per hour could be effected by which of the following?

  • An epidural was placed
  • Inadequate contractions 
  • Advanced maternal age
  • History of previous births 
  • Obesity
  • Position of the baby, example Occiput Posterior (OP) (some refer to this as “sunnyside up” or baby’s looking up at the ceiling so the baby’s back is facing the maternal back
  • Lack of pain control (not relaxing which causes the baby’s head to fail to descend “drop”)

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Babies are overwhelming!

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You find yourself overwhelmed. You feel you can no longer give emotional, physical, spiritual and loving care to your newborn. Which statement below is correct? 

  1. In year 2000 the Abandoned infant Protection Act was formed
  2. Abandoned Infant Protection is also known as Safe Haven Law
  3. Safe Haven Law covers from baby’s birth until 30 days of life
  4. Safe Haven locations include of any place able to care for the newborn such as hospitals, police stations, etc. 
  5. You can leave a child as long as the parent immediately notifies a person of the infant’s location.
  6. If you follow any of the above you do not have to leave your name or identity  you are protected from any wrongful act.
  7. You have from day of baby birth to 60 days of baby’s life to be protected under the Safe Haven Law.

Let’s keep our newborn safe and protected.  You can start by taking a complete 5 hr class at The Birthing Center of NY!  Yes- doing the class we teach Newborn Safety, it’s just that important!

Babies DO come with Instructions

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Your delivery is precious

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This week’s Nurse Jackie Hint is a learning experience. Your delivery is very precious. You would like nothing more than having a video of your birth. Majority of hospitals only allow pics and no video. Video can  be misleading without an explanation or you can eliminate scenes that are crucial and in need or explanation .Watch this video of me bowling, how confident I am, how I bowl so well. I hit a strike. I’m so good. What you fail to see is I only hit 2 strikes the whole game and a whole lot gutters .  This is not shown in the video. The video is actually misleading.  Hence this is why videos are not allowed in a delivery room. This is and example hoping to enlighten your understanding. Wishing you all the best!

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Protecting your baby from the hot weather!

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Hot weather!! How should you dress your newborn for the outside weather that is greater than 75 degrees? Which answer is incorrect?

1- Do not cover the baby’s head with a light hat. The baby’s head does not need to be protected from sunlight.

2- Keep the baby’s genital area covered.

3- The newborn only needs one layer of clothing with temperatures over 90 degrees 

4 -Avoid taking your newborn outside for a long period of time if the temperature is over 90 degrees.

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That Damned Dirty Diaper!

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Do you know how to change a baby’s diaper? Take my class!

  • Using one hand , hold the feet together and lift the baby’s bottom up. Clean from front to back!
  • Put your hand on the baby’s chest and turn the baby to one side, clean and repeat and do the other bottom side.
  • Lift the legs and hips after 6 months when the child knows how to crawl to prevent hip dystocia.
  • Putting the feet together and lifting the baby’s hip can cause hip dystocia.

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Don’t worry you are almost there!

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Congratulations-You are now 37 weeks gestation. You are beginning to get a little nervous. You are having mild discomfort all over your abdomen. You notice that when you walk or change your position the discomfort gets lighter or even go away. You are probably experiencing what? Do you know the answer?

  • Round ligament pain
  • False labor, practice labor, Braxton Hicks Contractions 
  • An indication that your water is going to break soon

* It is so important to know the signs and symptoms of labor.  Know the normal vs complications. Take my class and recognize “The Need To Know”!!

Pregnancy and high blood pressure

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Pregnancy can be a beautiful event. You can also have complications. You are diagnosed with preeclampsia which means your blood pressures may be elevated above baseline normal along with other signs, some people have protein in their urine with normal blood pressure or severe headache, right upper abdominal pain, etc.

Your provider tells you once you have delivered your baby your blood pressure usually will return to normal.  Pre-eclampsia can occur after delivery as well. Which of the following are normal?  

  • Blood pressure will return to normal immediately after you deliver.
  • Preeclampsia can occur up to 6 weeks after you deliver.
  • Preeclampsia can occur up to 2 weeks after you deliver.
  • Every person’s body is different and there is actually no answer to how many weeks after delivery preeclampsia can occur
  • Elevated blood pressure might not return to normal and you may then be diagnosed with chronic hypertensive.

Why not be prepared? Take my class, sign up today ! Wishing you all the best!

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A Unique Mother’s day gift!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t want to do the traditional flowers for Mother’s Day and want to give that ultimate gift?

Why not give the gift that everybody can use for years to come!

“A Birthing Center of NY Gift Certification  for Childbirth Class “

What better way to show love and support when she most need it!

For that last minute gift call 347-392-9982 or 929 888-6996

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What is “Gold Liquid”

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You are nervous and are watching educational  videos and you are reading a lot .  They  mention “Gold  Liquid “ what are they referring to?  Do you know the answer?

  • The  clear fluid that comes from the vagina when you break your water.
  • Yellow fluid from your breast called colostrum prior to production of your milk.
  • Your first vomit from morning sickness 
  • Your baby’s first urination 

Experience hands on learning with your partners, remember pregnancy, laboring and delivery is a team  effort!  Take classes at The Birthing Center OF NY – 5 hour classes  offered 7 days a week by appointment, private sessions available, some holidays. 

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A photo worthy moment!

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You are finally home! You see your significant other lying with your newborn on his chest. Newborn has a hat and a light blanket on covering him. Your significant other is doing skin to skin and baby and significant other are sleeping peacefully.

This is definitely a photo worthy moment!  

  • You should immediately capture a picture of this.
  • Wake your significant other up because of the risk of the baby falling .
  • Gently immediately remove the baby and place in the proper sleeping unit-crib/ bassinet    
  • Take advantage of this moment and you take a nap, while baby and significant other sleep. 

Babies DO come with Instructions

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