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

If you have taken my class you would this answer.  Sign up take my class and be prepared! 

Once you have delivered

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Once you have delivered your newborn, discharge to home from a hospital usually will be >24 hours to 3 days postpartum depending on how you delivered and if there were any ongoing medical concerns.  You must have a car seat in order to be discharged.  Assembling a car seat  can be challenging. Which statement below is accurate.

  • You can go to your neighborhood fire department station and they will assist you
  • The fire departments are no longer trained to help you with the car seat
  • The facility you gave birth at will help you assemble the car seat and help you put your baby in the car seat. 
  • Related to liability and risk factors staff members are not allowed to assist you with the car assembly or putting the newborn in the car seat.

At the Birthing Center Of NY classes we help you be prepared for labor, delivery and postpartum. How to care for yourself and your newborn, practical tips. We provide you with information you need to know. Take my class and be prepared!

Babies DO come with Instructions

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Trying to initiate labor on your own?

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You are now 41 plus weeks pregnant “postdates”- you are interested in trying to initiate labor on your own.  You should collaborate with your physician/midwife to ensure you have no relative contraindications, (make sure your baby is moving well and no heartrate abnormalities, etc.), you are ready to initiate labor on your own hopefully!

Can you pick out the acceptable methods that may be used and statements that may be true?

•Exercise

•Sex

•Nipple stimulation

•Acupuncture

•Acupressure

•Castor oil

•Spicy foods

•Waiting for labor spontaneously

•enema

•have your significant other stretch your vaginal muscles

•Providers do not encourage you to even attempt to self induce labor before 39 weeks gestation

Babies DO come with Instructions

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Breast Milk is best!

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It’s Baby time! I’m sure you have been informed over and over again, that breast milk is the best!!

Breast milk is the best way to feed your newborn (barring certain medical or physical conditions that limit this). At The Birthing Center of NY, we encourage, teach and support you on how to successfully breastfeed your baby. We take into consideration, your lifestyle, activities, work , social life, home life, medications, surgical and medical history as well as your breast anatomy. We listen to your needs, desire, expectations and your plan for newborn care. For those times when breastfeeding is not possible or not advised, we discuss the proper bottles, milk preparation, etc. with you as well.

Did you know that are various ways to give your baby breast milk . Can you pick out the one that is positively wrong and should not be done at any reason or any time. Good luck! Take my class to learn the answers!!!
• Breast milk in a bottle
• Syringe feeding
• Finger feeding
• Bottle Propping- put breast milk in the bottle, this will assist you while you are cooking, dressing, bottle prop allows you to do something else while baby self feeds
• Spoon feeding
• Breast feeding Supplementer

Babies DO come with Instructions

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Help with breastfeeding

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This is day one of your delivery. Your mind and heart has been set on breastfeeding,  You find it is not a good experience.  When you feed the baby you have abdominal pain similar to light contractions.  What should you do? 

  • Stop breastfeeding and give the baby a bottle. 
  • Change your position, you are not properly latching on and its causing you to have abdominal pain. 
  • Take ibuprofen 20- 30 minutes prior to breast feeding – baby is releasing hormone oxytocin causing discomfort. 
  • Obviously breastfeeding is not for you, you should consider bottle feeding, 

Did you have to guess?

Stop guessing and schedule class – It would be my pleasure to teach you!!!

Babies DO come with Instructions

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When do you go to your delivery facility?

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You are 41 weeks and scared.  How will you know when it’s time to go to your delivery facility to have your baby.  Do you know? If not, then that is an indication you need to sign up for my class! 

  • when the contractions feels strong and it hurts. You feel pain all around your abdomen and when you walk or change position it’s a little bit better, more comfortable.
  • When contractions are every 5 minutes lasting for at least one minute for one hour and it’s regular.
  • When you have fluid from the vagina and it’s brown or green or it’s not clear or cloudy in appearance 
  • When you have mucus from the vagina with a tinge of bright red or brown streak of blood.

Babies DO come with Instructions

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What to expect after a C-Section

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Your Miracle baby is born via Cesarean Section because you developed complications during your pregnancy. The day after your operation, which statements are true?

  • When you cough and laugh or sneeze, your incision site feels like you are going to break open your suture.  You should hold your fingers together and applying a small amount of pressure holding your hand over the incision site . This is called splinting the abdomen. It helps provide relief.
  • Try not to laugh or cough because you can open up the incision.
  • It is important to get out of bed, sit in a chair and also walk.
  • You just had an operation, you should not get out of bed and limit your movement, use your call bell to call for assistance with all your needs.  Try to limit your movement. 
  • Whether you have a normal vaginal delivery,  a cesarean birth, gave birth in a birth center or a hospital, the ultimate desired outcome is to have a healthy mommy and healthy baby. Take my class to learn more!  Wishing you all the best!

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

Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing classes

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Babies DO come with instructions!

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"Babies DO come with Instructions"



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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!

Not sure? Than you need to take our VIRTUAL birthing classes
Register here for our VIRTUAL classes

Babies DO come with instructions!

Register for our
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

Like Us On:

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