Pregnancy and high blood pressure

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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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Be prepared for your delivery!

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when to goto the birthign center

You only have a few weeks to go before your baby is expected to arrive.  What are some of the things you can do to be prepared? Which of the following is untrue?

  • Take childbirth classes at approximately 27 weeks.
  • Do perineal massage  starting at 35 weeks.
  • Practice breathing and relaxation exercises so your breathing techniques comes to you easily when you have contractions/ waves.
  • The body and baby knows what to do, preparation is really not necessary.

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Whats better than breastfeeding?

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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?

  • Bottle feeding
  • Spoon feeding 
  • Bulb syringe feeding 
  • Feeding Syringe
  • Finger feeding
  • Cup feeding 

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What is “Gold Liquid”

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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 

Experience hands on learning with your partners, remember pregnancy, laboring and delivery is a team  effort!  Take classes at The Birthing Center OF NY – 5 hour classes  offered 7 days a week by appointment, private sessions available, some holidays. 

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Pregnancy and COVID 19

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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.

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A photo worthy moment!

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You are finally home! You see your significant other lying with your newborn on his chest. Newborn has a hat and a light blanket on covering him. Your significant other is doing skin to skin and baby and significant other are sleeping peacefully.

This is definitely a photo worthy moment!  

  • You should immediately capture a picture of this.
  • Wake your significant other up because of the risk of the baby falling .
  • Gently immediately remove the baby and place in the proper sleeping unit-crib/ bassinet    
  • Take advantage of this moment and you take a nap, while baby and significant other sleep. 

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Babies Do come with instructions!

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bcny the tools you need to take care of your new baby

At the The Birthing Center of NY – Did you know you are sent home with the tools to help you with natural childbirth?

What tools do we give you? Take my class to see how we help you.

Go to our website www.NYBirthingCenter.com and schedule a class. I will telephone you to set up a time and date! 

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Ouch! That Hurts!

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You are breastfeeding your newborn and experiencing pain because the baby has an improper latch.  You should remove the baby from the breast and  replace the baby back on the breast with use of proper latching.  

How do you  remove the baby from the breast? 

  • With your  pointer finger (index) and your thumb, squeeze the breast and pull the baby off the breast.
  • Pinch baby nose until he/she opens the mouth .
  • With a clean pinky finger slide your finger in the baby mouth , on the side of the jaw  pass the lips and press down on your breast. When the baby open up the mouth remove from the breast.
  • While moving your breast back and forth remove baby from the breast. 

Breast feeding takes a lot of patience and time .  Take my classes and learn the art of breastfeeding! 

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Labor Go-Bag Essentials – Do you know what is important?

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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 !

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Pregnancy can be a joyful event and yet a bit scary

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In pregnancy you have two types of situations that can occur.  One is an emergency, this is considered a threat to the life or health of you and/or your unborn.  Then you have urgency. This is not an immediate threat but it needs to be addressed quickly. You have discussed your plan of delivery with your provider or midwife.

Choosing below, can you pick out what is an emergency and what is an urgency. Emergency you go to the closest facility and urgency you call your provider to find out the next steps – urgency can turn into emergency quickly in some cases. (always check with your provider).

You need to know the difference, you need to take my class!!

  • You have eaten and have been walking around and yet you have not felt the baby move in the last 2 hours or more.
  • A gush of water from your vagina- the color is very light green
  • A large amount of bright red blood from you vagina and your stomach is hard like a board and you are experiencing pain in the abdomen.
  • You have clear water and good amount of mucus mixed with blood and a unbearable urge to pass stool.
  • Baby is moving fine. You are 32 weeks pregnant, you have contractions that are strong every 4-5 minutes regularly.

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