Pregnancy and the COVID Vaccine

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There is still Covid-19 risk!  You are presently breastfeeding and your good friend is confirmed to be pregnant.  Should you both take the Covid vaccine or is it too risky?  Do you know what the recommendations from CDC are? What is the correct answer?

  • The vaccine can pass to your breastmilk some passive immunity and can be unsafe for the newborn .
  • COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 5 and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.
  • Studies are limited and  you should not take the vaccine at the time of pregnancy or breastfeeding 
  •  You should only get the vaccination with your provider’s  approval  if you are pregnant or  breastfeeding.

It’s time, you are in the process of having your baby – now what?

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It’s time, you are in the process of having your baby. Your provider tells you to experience something known as “The Ring of Fire.”  Do you know what she is referring too? Can you pick out the incorrect statement below?

  • Once your baby has been delivered you will feel a strong burning sensation to your vaginal area.
  • It’s a feeling created when the baby is crowning –when the head is pushing and stretching the vaginal opening.
  • The burning feeling that you get in your vagina as it starts to stretch in order to allow your baby to exit the birth canal.
  • Perineal massage during your antepartum can help reduce the pain from “The Ring Of Fire” during birth possibly

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You have a lot of things to think about

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Congratulations on your pregnancy.  You have a lot of things to think about!  Do you know how to prepare yourself for breastfeeding?  Which statement is incorrect?

  • Get your breast pump and learn how to operate it.
  • Choose a Lactation Consultant. 
  • Wash your breasts daily using soap, lifting up the breast and wash underneath it.
  • Never use soap on the breast it causes the skin to dry and crack .  Only use water and air dry.
  •  Take lactation classes to better prepare yourself. 

Yes!  Breast milk is best – but what do you do if you are unable or having difficulty?  Take my class and learn more about feeding your newborn!

Babies DO come with Instructions

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Baby Colors

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Congratulations on your newborn!! As you spend time with your newborn,  you will notice their little brain is developing and growing.  You will notice your baby’s eyes following your face or head turning to look at you where you are,  when they hear your voice tone.  They also like look at toys with contrasting colors.  Do you know what colors are best for newborns?  Can you pick the correct colors below?

  • Green, Orange, Black 
  • Red, Black, White 
  • Blue, Green, Red
  • Baby’s cannot see any colors

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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!!

Shellfish During Pregnancy?

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A lot of beaches are now open and they feature seafood restaurants very often.  While you  are pregnant,  do you know what your restrictions are concerning seafood?  Choose which ones are NOT to be eaten by you because you are pregnant!

  • Raw shell fish such as oysters and clams
  • Sushi
  • Canned seafood 
  • Golden or White Snapper

Pregnancy and fish: What’s safe to eat? – Mayo Clinic

Fish to Avoid When Pregnant  The Pregnancy Seafood Guide: What to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy Diet – About Seafood

The following fish should be avoided during pregnancy because they are higher in mercury, which can be harmful at very high levels.

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Bigeye tuna (found in sushi)
  • Marlin
  • Orange roughy

Happy Memorial Day and please be safe!

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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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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 

1 Day after giving birth you notice you passed a blood clot – what to do?

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It’s your first day after giving birth to a beautiful 7 lb baby. You go to the bathroom and you notice you passed a blood clot.

Which of the following is correct?

  • It is not normal, you should not be passing clots.
  • This is normal, note the amount you are bleeding . Whether it is heavy , moderate or a little.
  • Check to see if a little round ball is felt in your lower belly – called the uterine fundus is hard and round in shape.
  • You should go to the emergency room immediately.

 

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"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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Ligament Stretch a sudden and quick jabbing type sensation

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You are in your second trimester. You are experiencing sharp type pain or a jabbing type of pain In your lower abdomen and the groin area ( where your legs attach to your pelvic ). As your baby begins to grow in your uterus, these round ligaments stretch. This will cause the ligaments to tighten, something like a rubber band they snap when they are pulled. This will cause you to have a sudden and quick jabbing type sensation. You inform your provider or mid wife and they tell you, you are having round ligaments pains. Do you know what can actually trigger these pains? From below pick the one that is incorrect!

1-Exercises 

2- Coughing 

3- Laughing

4- Rolling over or movement in bed

5- Standing up too quickly 

6- Sitting too long in one position 

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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?
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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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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