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.
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
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.
Why not be prepared? Take my class, sign up today ! Wishing you all the best!
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.
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 !!!
This week’s Nurse Jackie Hints will address many of the questions you have concerning taking my class.
Classes are held at The Birthing Center Of NY and you do not have to be client/ patient of ours to take the class, we do allow for Virtual classes at added cost and you must purchase your own supplies for the class (in-person we provide)
Ideally you should be around 27 weeks pregnant but you can take my class even at 41 weeks if you desire as long as you have no signs of labor
You do not need a partner for the class, but we do suggest signing them up if they will be with you during labor
Sorry no pets allowed, children are not allowed (we need you to focus 100% on the class)
There are no VIPs in my class – however if you have special needs, I will attempt to accommodate you, within reason – we are a healthcare facility therefore what happens here must comply with Department of Health guidelines
Hands on and practice is used as a teaching tool and pictures are taken throughout the class and sent back to your cell phone- consent is obtained first
Open communication, discussions, questions and participation is a must!
Covid screening within 72 hours of the class is required and masking during the class as well
Class completion certificate is awarded.
Bathroom and mini kitchenette with microwave and fridge are available should you wish to bring your own snacks and liquids for the class.
Fun and laughter and good attitude are a must to bring with you!
Must be able to have the ability to relax, enjoy yourself and be prepared for whatever this bundle of joy will have in store for you!
We encourage you to stay hydrated doing the class so please bring your own hydration
Classes can be scheduled any day of the week and non-major holidays
We do take pictures with your consent throughout the class and we send them to you via text message. What a joyful memory.
Special Free Bonus for a limited time only- don’t miss it! Makes a great gift as well!
Free American Heart Association Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Choking Infant Resuscitation – offered at the end of a 5 hr class only. Classes must be paid for prior to date of class and no refunds for no-show client. Cancellations and rescheduling greater than 24 hours before required for full refund or suspension of penalty.
Call and schedule an appointment – looking forward to having you in my class!