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.
Congratulations! Did you know this pregnancy, laboring and delivery is as much your responsibility as it is the partner’s. Partner involvement and bonding is so very important. Can you choose which ways a partner can bond with the newborn?
-initiate skin to skin after birth and mommy has done her “Hour Of Power” by skin to skin and breastfeeding with the newborn.
-Place you pointer finger in the palm of your newborn baby hand and experience the grip, the hold of this newborn.
-Take paternity leave if you are able.
-Give the newborn the bath-sing ,talk and playing with the baby.
-Just watching your partner give love, care and comfort to your newborn is enough!!
You are 36 weeks pregnant and everything is just fine. Covid 19 is still very active. Do you know what your responsibilities are? Which answer below is incorrect?
Check with your place of delivery for who is allowed to be with you in the delivery room including your postpartum stay.
Which Covid tests are acceptable Rapid vs. PCR, etc. for your birth attendees prior to your admission if needed. Most hospitals are requiring proof of vaccination and PCR testing for birth attendants. The patient is required to undergo PCR test on admission as well. Again – hospitals may require more than this as well. Presently in NYS only 1 person to attend birth PLUS a certified doula.
Does the facility test your significant other on admission as well or is there another acceptable test and within what time frame?
Your provider is responsible for making sure you are informed about your facility regulations, however rules change rapidly sometimes, therefore ideally you should call for yourself to be doubly sure and be specific – that you are inquiring about labor and delivery.
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.
You are now 40 weeks. You are having a feeling of tightness and release of pain to your upper and lower abdomen that radiates to your back. These pains are mild and irregular. Can you choose from below what should you do?
Check your Go-Bag . Making sure you have everything you need.
You can take a walk to increase the process of early labor, eat a light meal, drink plenty of fluids (assuming your baby is moving normally).
Consult with your physician or midwife for discussion your plan of care.
Go to your nearest hospital immediately.
*No worries, take my class at The Birthing Center Of NY and be prepared!!!
You are breastfeeding your newborn and experiencing pain because the baby has an improper latch. You should remove the baby from the breast and replace the baby back on the breast with use of proper latching.
How do you remove the baby from the breast?
With your pointer finger (index) and your thumb, squeeze the breast and pull the baby off the breast.
Pinch baby nose until he/she opens the mouth .
With a clean pinky finger slide your finger in the baby mouth , on the side of the jaw pass the lips and press down on your breast. When the baby open up the mouth remove from the breast.
While moving your breast back and forth remove baby from the breast.
Breast feeding takes a lot of patience and time . Take my classes and learn the art of breastfeeding!
Labor can be very unpredictable. You should have your “Go-Bag” packed and ready by the time you are 36 weeks. Check with your hospital or birth facility if your items can be brought with you (some may not allow food, etc.).
Pick out the statement that includes unacceptable items to bring to the hospital or birth facility- read carefully!!
Car seat, peanut ball, play list of your favorite music, under garments such as a supportive ( nursing) bra, baby clothes and fitted baby hat.
Scented Candles, flame lighter for candles, cell phone and charger, clear liquids.
Picture ID and insurance card, Birth Plan, any type of oils and diffuser, nursing pillow. Reading scripts
Extra pillows, birthing ball or peanut ball, sodas, dessert cakes, pain medication, toiletries, battery operated flickering candles.
The Birthing Center of NY classes can be very helpful! Looking forward to meeting you ! Sign up soon !
The Birthing Center of NY would like to thank all of mother’s and significant others that took our Birthing Classes. What makes our classes special? How does the Birthing Center of NY prepare you for your special occasion?
We use hands on demonstrations, we have the equipment to actually practice.
You and your partner experience a simulated labor. You practice timing your contractions using your contractions app on your phone as well as on paper.
When the simulated labor prompts you that a contraction is coming you learn to use different relaxation exercises during the simulated contractions, when you have real contractions you will know what to do!
We teach you what to expect with an epidural, what possible pain medications are available.
We teach signs and symptoms of labor and the various stages of labor – this includes why there is the possibility of needing to artificially rupture the membranes, performing an episiotomy and possible laceration repair
What a vacuum assisted delivery is and when this might happen, what to expect afterwards
Each lecture and class allows time for questions and is followed with a video to reinforce what was taught
Mother and significant others have a set up of anatomically correct dolls and tools for feeding and complete washing of the baby, washing hair , changing diaper, umbilical cord care, baby temperature, etc.
We teach postpartum care.
We cover baby safety, tummy time, at the end of the class you learn infant CPR and Infant Choking ( Bonus-optional)
With permission pics are taken through out the class and sent back to you after class for your memory and you get a certificate of completion.
Taking care of someone else’s child is not the same as taking care of your own child. The need to know is so important! Take my class and learn and have fun doing it !!!