WOW- preparing for this delivery, whether vaginal or cesarean delivery can be a lot of work. What other things do you need to consider and put into place before the big day? Which task is definitely a no-no, no matter when you plan to deliver?
Contact your place of delivery to find out who can support you. Ask if they provide a Boppy pillow, Birthing ball Etc.
Find out what are their Covid policies related to significant and supportive others ( being tested, visiting, sleeping in)
Between significant other, friends or family, who can assist you in taking any items home that you do not need after you deliver. In order to make your discharge easier having less items to manage when being discharged is ideal.
Make arrangements for the pet and other siblings care or housing while in a facility for 2- 3 days.
Make sure you have a lighter for candles and or incense for your relaxation and comfort.
Find out their policies on taking your placenta home, cord blood collection, etc.
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Congratulations-You are now 37 weeks gestation. You are beginning to get a little nervous. You are having mild discomfort all over your abdomen. You notice that when you walk or change your position the discomfort gets lighter or even go away. You are probably experiencing what? Do you know the answer?
Round ligament pain
False labor, practice labor, Braxton Hicks Contractions
An indication that your water is going to break soon
* It is so important to know the signs and symptoms of labor. Know the normal vs complications. Take my class and recognize “The Need To Know”!!
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.
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Congratulations you are now home with your newborn. Covid is still active. Which of answer below is not true?
Politely asking anyone that touches or pick up your baby to wash their hands with warm water & soap first (also includes you).
Avoid touching your baby’s face or allowing anyone to touch the baby face.
If you or any contacts have symptoms of Covid wear a tightly fitted N95 mask if you are closer than 6 feet, get tested and continue precautions until results are back and no longer have symptoms (regardless of Covid or not, there can be other infections like the flu which can be spread as well).
If you presently have symptoms which are suggestive of Covid. If you had Covid while pregnant and you received the required vaccination your newborn is protected and no mask is needed when you are giving care to your newborn.
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Breastfeeding is the ideal method of providing nourishment to your newborn. There are however sometimes obstacles medically or other situations that may prevent one from breastfeeding. Which ways are acceptable alternatives to breastfeeding your newborn. Which answer is incorrect?
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
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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!!