What to expect after a C-Section

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Your Miracle baby is born via Cesarean Section because you developed complications during your pregnancy. The day after your operation, which statements are true?

  • When you cough and laugh or sneeze, your incision site feels like you are going to break open your suture.  You should hold your fingers together and applying a small amount of pressure holding your hand over the incision site . This is called splinting the abdomen. It helps provide relief.
  • Try not to laugh or cough because you can open up the incision.
  • It is important to get out of bed, sit in a chair and also walk.
  • You just had an operation, you should not get out of bed and limit your movement, use your call bell to call for assistance with all your needs.  Try to limit your movement. 
  • Whether you have a normal vaginal delivery,  a cesarean birth, gave birth in a birth center or a hospital, the ultimate desired outcome is to have a healthy mommy and healthy baby. Take my class to learn more!  Wishing you all the best!

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Baby Colors

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Congratulations on your newborn!! As you spend time with your newborn,  you will notice their little brain is developing and growing.  You will notice your baby’s eyes following your face or head turning to look at you where you are,  when they hear your voice tone.  They also like look at toys with contrasting colors.  Do you know what colors are best for newborns?  Can you pick the correct colors below?

  • Green, Orange, Black 
  • Red, Black, White 
  • Blue, Green, Red
  • Baby’s cannot see any colors

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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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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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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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Its HOT in here!

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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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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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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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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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