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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Your body and its changes during pregnancy

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You will find your body going through some changes.  The skin will stretch to accommodate the growth of your abdomen as well as your breasts.  With these changes you may exhibit some color changes, like dark patches of skin on your face.  These patches are sometimes called the “Mask of Pregnancy”.  You may exhibit a line running down the middle of your abdomen between your belly button and your pubic area.  This line is called Linea Nigra or the “pregnancy line” .  The increase in your melanin production is what makes the skin change during pregnancy.  This change occurs during your second trimester.  Can you choose the fact below that is incorrect?

·         The Linea Nigra is not harmful to you or your baby so it does not need medical treatment

·         After birth of the baby the linea nigra line should start to fade – it may not disappear completely. 

·         You should wear sunscreen whenever you are out in the sun exposing your belly and other areas of your skin

·         The dark line running down the middle of your stomach could tell your baby gender – if it runs to your belly button, well it’s a girl and if it keep going all the way to your ribs then it’s a boy!

·         Do not use any kind of bleaching cream during your pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding.  It can be harmful to your baby.

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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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It’s hard to be pregnant during the holiday season .

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Dont drink when pregnant

We’re preparing, baking cookies, going to holiday parties, shopping in a frenzy for that perfect  gift. About to just celebrate the season with friendship, great food and drinks.  This can be the most wonderful time of the year. But when pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it can be challenging to face the decision about whether to celebrate the season with or without alcohol.

Can I have just a little something?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, and the American Academy of Pediatricians, “there is no safe amount of alcohol, no safe type of alcohol and no safe time to drink when a woman is pregnant.” And yet, in 2016, the CDC estimated that 3.3 million women in the United States were at risk for having an alcohol-exposed pregnancy.

When a woman drinks so does the developing baby, who lacks the ability to process or metabolize alcohol through their liver or other organs. The baby has the same blood alcohol concentration as the mother. It makes no difference if the alcoholic drink consumed is a beer, glass of wine or a distilled spirit or liquor such as vodka.

What are the risks of alcohol and pregnancy?

Evidence-based research has found that drinking even small amounts of alcohol while pregnant can increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity or sudden infant death syndrome. In addition, more than 40 years of published research has shown alcohol to be a neurotoxin in utero. This means that alcohol is a toxic substance to the developing baby just like carbon monoxide and lead.

Alcohol can cause the death of developing brain cells, even during the early stages of pregnancy. Most babies negatively affected by alcohol exposure have no apparent physical birth defects. But they can have lifelong behavioral and learning problems that often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as autism or attention deficit disorder instead of one of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Current studies estimate that 1 in 20 school-age children may have FASDs.

There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink. All types of alcohol are equally harmful, including all wines and beer.  There is also no safe amount of drugs including marijuana that we know of.  Not consuming alcohol at any time during pregnancy is the current recommendation, you can always order mocktails, nonalcoholic beverages or sparkling water with fresh fruit. They can be very refreshing and festive as well as enjoyable and help you get your holiday spirits on during this holiday season and throughout your pregnancy.

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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Nurse Jackie at The Birthing Center of NY

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OMG I am pregnant! Nurse Jackies tip for 6-23-20

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I am pregnant now what?

It’s too early  I don’t need to see a provider yet, do I ? Which Answer is incorrect!

1 No you do not need to see a provider,  because there is nothing they can do for you now. You are just too early!

2 Yes you do because the first few weeks of pregnancy are the most rapid time of development for the embryo. There isn’t a huge window of opportunity, but adding vitamins or adjusting certain medications you may be taking are important to look at as soon as possible.

3 Yes you do because the earlier the sonogram the better estimation of due date and that is important because some of the genetic tests rely on accurate dating.

4 The obstetrician or midwife can only deliver what you and your body  have developed.  Given good and proper care early right from the beginning will give your unborn baby the best start possible. 

Remember we now have online virtual and in-person classes for childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding and BLS (basic life support) –  Take the classes and be prepared!

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Live Video Tours of Your Birthing Center

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online phone tour of the birthing center of ny

Nurse Jackie of The Birthing Center of NY presents to you live virtual tours of our facility using your smart phone! Register for a tour and Nurse Jackie will Video Call you and walk you through our beautiful Natural Birthing Center.

Have your questions ready as nurse Jackie will be prepared to answer any of your concerns about having a natural childbirth with us.

Touring our birthing center from the comfort and security of your own home with your loved one by your side is a wonderful way to share in this magical time as you make your birthing decisions.

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Babies DO come with instructions!

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Vaginal Exam During Labor Nurse jackies 5-18-20 Tip of Week

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vaginal exam during labor

You are in active labor for hours and your provider would like to examine you for progress. Which of the following are correct statements? 

1-Vaginal exam is not needed  because it is uncomfortable and it only satisfies the provider of  your labor status 

2-Blood supply and oxygen are decreased with each contraction, if  allowed to continue without intervention to assist labor to progress it can result in poor newborn outcome, such as cerebral palsy .  Vaginal exam would determine  your progress and assess if intervention is needed.

3-vagina exam will identify if the infant is in a favorable position for a vaginal delivery and  that baby has not turned to another position during your labor.

4-vaginal exam will determine if labor is progressing  or if you are taxing the uterus  making the uterus work by contracting  and no progress is occurring 

5-No Vaginal exam is needed because the body is made to deliver, and given time you will deliver  without any intervention.

6-A consent is needed for a provider to do a Vaginal exam (at hospital this is usually found on consent form you sign on admission)

7-No consent is needed for a provider to do a Vaginal exam

Correct answer- 2,3,4,6

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Taking Iron During Pregnancy Nurse Jackies 5-2-20 weekly tip

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taking iron during pregnancy

You’re having a baby. Your Obstetrician starts you on iron medication daily for your anemia. What is the recommendation for taking this medication by mouth. Which answer is correct?

  • 1-iron medication needs food to activate it so take it with a meal
  • 2-Iron medication should be taken with milk
  • 3-Iron medication should not be taken with food
  • 4-Iron medication should be taken before you go to bed.

Answer 3 – Iron medications should not be taken with food. The reason you should take iron on an empty stomach without food is that an acidic stomach helps with iron absorption.(unless your physician says otherwise). 

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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