A Question so important I will give you the answer!

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Hope you had a safe holiday-this question is so important that at the end I will give the answer- Please, try to figure it out yourself  and if you do not get it right – then you need to take my class!

Question: You are having contractions that appear to be strong and almost intolerable – you call your provider.  What are some signs you might be in active labor or need to be seen for evaluation.

  • You have a large gush of clear fluid from your vagina 
  • You have mucus mixed with a tinge of dark brown or red blood
  • You have cervical changes – your cervix is open up to at least 4-5 cm, and it is getting softer and shorter
  • Your contractions are stronger and harder and more regular intervals, every 3-5 minutes   

Answers:  

  • Your bag of water can break and you may not be in labor, it is expected that within 24 hrs most likely you will go into labor, but you do need to be seen or speak to your provider especially if you are Group B Strep positive on vaginal or urine culture; and if you are preterm (less than 37 weeks); or if you feel the baby is not moving as well
  • “Bloody Show” is the loss of the mucus plug from the cervical canal, indicating the body  is preparing to get ready for the  labor process
  • Labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus that result in cervical dilation (opening) and effacement (thinning) with descent of the presenting part (hopefully the head)
  • Pain does not necessarily mean you are in labor . Contractions must be strong enough to cause cervical change for you to be in labor! 
  • Sometimes you are in true labor but the baby doesn’t drop due to position of the head, size of the baby in relation to your bones (birth canal)

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Are baby hiccups normal?

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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!!

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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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.

Not Sure?

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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.

Not Sure?

Than you need to take our birthing classes!

Babies DO come with instructions.

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Baby not breastfeeding – Nurse Jackies Tips for week 1-30-21

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Your parents are babysitting your newborn baby so you and your partner can go out for a romantic dinner.  You have been craving Italian food.  You order the spicy penne with Arrabiata sauce. When you come home and you try to breastfeed  your baby,  the baby rejects your milk.  What answer is the best answer.

  • You have emergency stored milk in the freezer. You should pump and dump and give baby the emergency milk
  • Baby is reacting to separation while you were out, do skin to skin and keep trying
  • Call your pediatrician or take baby to an emergency room 
  • Wait and see if the baby will take the breast later

Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing classes

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Babies DO come with instructions!


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Your family and friends can give you a loving gift that will last a life time – our gift certificates are perfect for mommies to be, as a maternity and shower gift – they can be used for our birthing classes and of course if you want a natural delivery in our center.>

 

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Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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What is the function of the Vernix Caseosa?

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When your baby is born,  it probably will have a cheesy white coating called Vernix Caseosa.  If your baby’s vital signs of life such as breathing, color, heart rate, muscle tone, movement, etc. is not good, the baby may need tactile (skin & nerve) stimulation by warming, drying and rubbing the baby’s hands and soles of the feet.  This is done in order to make your baby’s heartrate pick up, get the circulation moving and encourage breathing, this means some or all of the vernix may end up being wiped off the baby to better dry the baby and allowing greater warmth. Can you identify below what is the function of the Vernix Caseosa?

-It can clog the babies pores and prevent the baby for maintaining its temperature.

-Moisturizers the Baby’s skin after birth.

-Helps baby regulate their body temperature.

-It makes the baby look dirty and unclean and should be removed immediately.

-wards off bad bacteria and microorganisms.

-The scent of Vernix triggers neural connection in the brain that is needed for breastfeeding and it helps the baby find the breast on its own.

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Babies DO come with instructions!


Did you know we have GIFT CERTIFICATES
Your family and friends can give you a loving gift that will last a life time – our gift certificates are perfect for mommies to be, as a maternity and shower gift – they can be used for our birthing classes and of course if you want a natural delivery in our center.>

 

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Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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You are full-term and it is your first child -How should you proceed with labor?

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You are full-term and  it is  your first child.  The baby is moving just fine . You are having  contractions that are strong and yet tolerable. Your Birthing Plan is too do this naturally.

How should you proceed with this labor? 

  • Go to your  facility or hospital immediately  to be checked 
  • First baby may take a long time , walk, use a birthing ball, rock/ dance, Breathing  and relaxation exercises, shower  or tub ( tub if not GBS positive and did not break your water bag)
  • Check your bag  for needed item such as insurance card  , ID,  etc.
  • Make sure you eat a hearty meal because your facility or hospital may not allow you to eat    You don’t want to starve !

Don’t  wait to go into and don’t know what to do?

Take my class  private  or regular intimate group class with maximum of 3 couples per class or Virtual  (live interactive class via webinar). 

We take COVID 19 precautions and ask all in-person attendees to test for COVID 19 within 3 days of class.

Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing classes

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Babies DO come with instructions!


Did you know we have GIFT CERTIFICATES
Your family and friends can give you a loving gift that will last a life time – our gift certificates are perfect for mommies to be, as a maternity and shower gift – they can be used for our birthing classes and of course if you want a natural delivery in our center.>

 

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VIRTUAL Birthing Classes:

 

Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



Thinking about a Natural Child Birth - The Way Nature Intended?
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You are breastfeeding and you find your nipples to be a little cracked ! Nurse Jackies Tip for 7-6-20

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What can cause cracked nipples during breast feeding?

Choose the incorrect answer.

  • The baby is not latching on properly
  • You need to reevaluate your sitting position when breast feeding 
  • You are using soap  to wash your breast and that can cause skin cracks in the nipple 
  • It is unknown why the nipples crack,  but it does occur.  This is normal and it is expected to happen.  There is no need to intervene. The nipple will heal! 

Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing classes

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Babies DO come with instructions!



Did you know we have GIFT CERTIFICATES
Your family and friends can give you a loving gift that will last a life time – our gift certificates are perfect for mommies to be, as a maternity and shower gift – they can be used for our birthing classes and of course if you want a natural delivery in our center.

 

Register for our
VIRTUAL Birthing Classes:

 

Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



Thinking about a Natural Child Birth - The Way Nature Intended?
Call 929-888-6996 or email info@nybirthingcenter.com

Schedule an in person or Virtual Tour of The Birthing Center of NY

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