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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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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It’s Tummy Time!

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What do you know about Tummy Time. Which statement is true?

-Tummy Time starts?

1. when you bring your baby home from the Birthing Facility.
2. Two weeks after birth.

-In the beginning of Tummy Time, how long and how often do you do Tummy Time?

1. 2-5 minutes increments several times a day
2. 30 minutes, 4 times a day.

Why is Tummy Time important?

1. It’s not that important. It has no benefits, it just give you time to play with your baby
2. It strengthens neck, back, head. Promotes visual, motor, sensory development.

-During Tummy Time if the baby falls asleep.

1. Allow the baby to remain on their stomach
2. Place them on their back and let them continue to sleep.

-Tummy Times can be

1. Tummy to Tummy
2. Tummy to Chest
3. Tummy to lap
4. Tummy to floor( mat/ blanket
5. Tummy to stomach when sleeping in the crib.

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Babies DO come with instructions.

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Placenta for Encapsulation Do’s and Dont’s

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After having your baby, you want to use the placenta for encapsulation. Placental encapsulation is the practice of eating the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground and placed into pills.  Prior to delivery of your baby the   amniotic  fluid is noted to be meconium stained.  Can you still do encapsulation?  What is the correct answer?  Do you know? 

  • No,  because the placenta is contaminated and should be sent to pathology.
  • If your baby passes meconium prior to birth, it is recommended to do basic heated encapsulation as well as rinsing the placenta in an apple vinegar bath prior to steaming it.
  • No specific care of the placenta before doing encapsulated procedure is needed .
  • Take antibiotics one week prior to using encapsulated pills.

Editor’s note: There is little research available to either support or oppose the tradition of placental encapsulation. There are a number of proposed benefits of the custom, and limited risks if the placenta is stored correctly and ingested only by the mother.  If you feel that placenta encapsulation is right for you, be sure to contact your healthcare provider to receive more information on the proper procedure for it. It is also important to be aware of any laws in your state that make it illegal to remove the placenta from the hospital. 

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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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"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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Foods to eat during early labor

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You are in early labor.  You want to stay home until you are in active labor.  What should you eat ? There’s more than one correct answer!

  • In early stage: drinking water during labor will help you stay hydrated, while taking small sips of bone broth which is nutrient rich, can assist with nausea. Coconut water which contains magnesium, potassium and electrolytes is also an excellent option for keeping hydrate
  • In active stage: lemon – lime water can provide electrolytes, which are required for muscle (uterine) contractions
  • Protein and fat. These slow the rate that your muscles use energy supplied from the sugar.  They are filling. Choose easily digestible protein sources like beans, tofu, avocado, eat small amounts.  Protein shakes  
  • Related to the fact that pregnancy is so unpredictable,  light digestible foods and clear fluids are highly recommended because emergencies may arise requiring surgery.  Avoiding dairy products is ideal. 

·         Eat Steak, fries and hamburgers to fill you up

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Babies DO come with instructions!

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"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

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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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Are you feeding your baby Properly?

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How do you know you are feeding your baby adequately ( trick question) .  Which answer is incorrect?

  • Your baby has adequate pees and poos
  • Your baby is content after feeding
  • your baby is gaining weight
  • Your breasts are soft and not full after feeding 

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Did you know we have GIFT CERTIFICATES
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Nurse Jackie says,
"Babies DO come with Instructions"



Thinking about a Natural Child Birth - The Way Nature Intended?
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