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!
Congratulations! You have confirmed your wanted pregnancy. You and your significant other could not be happier. During your first trimester you experience a little morning sickness. You notice your partner has similar symptoms – increased appetite, can’t keep any foods down, feels bloated, has weight gain, heartburn and is always tired. From the choices below what is the one thing you should not do.
-Take prenatal/ childbirth classes
Talk about the pregnancy and baby.
-Gently let them know this is unfair to you. You should be the main concern . You are the one who should be getting the attention.
-Let them know this is real and it is called “couvade”. It will go away once your beautiful baby is born.
During your pregnancy, the best thing you can do to have a healthy mommy and baby is to have and maintain a good nutritious diet. This will help you with the extra demands that the body will require as your pregnancy progresses. Do you know which Vitamins can be found in which foods and how do these vitamins affect your pregnancy? Let’s see if you can match the vitamins with the statements?
A- Helps with fetal bones, teeth, skin and eyesight. Foods are fortified milk, breakfast cereal,fatty fish (Salmon)
B- Cannot be found in prenatal vitamins- you get it from your diet. Chicken, beets, eggs, milk, soy products and peanuts.
C- Helps with immune system, strong bones and muscles. Foods are Citrus fruits, prenatal vitamins, strawberries, broccoli and tomatoes.
D-Used by your body to make extra blood for you and your fetus. Found in prenatal vitamins, eat foods rich in iron, beans, lentils, beef, turkey, liver, oranges, grapefruit, broccoli.
You are contemplating what to do with your baby’s umbilical cord and placenta after you give birth. Which one below is not recommended?
You can encapsulate your placenta and change them into pills
Preserve the blood, umbilical cord and placenta by collecting and storing in a registered cord blood bank- This can be used in the treatment of many life saving diseases, cancer, immune deficiency, Sickle cell, and over 70 different types of disease. They are hopefully treating Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, and other neurological diseases as well.
Can let the cord dry up and fall off and put it in a scrape book for your precious memories.
Can burn the cord off with use of candles ritually and turn it into a necklace or hang it on your wall
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 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.
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