You are often told when you are lying down to lay on your left side. Do you know why? Ideally whatever side favors a good fetal response is the side you need to be on at that present time. But why is the left side the ideal and recommended side when sleeping? Pick out the correct answer below.
Lying on your left side helps the rich nutrition filled blood supply to go from your heart to the placenta.
It will relieve pressure off your liver and kidney allowing a greater blood flow to these organs.
The blood will flow through your body no matter which side to lay on. There is basically no difference.
Know what you should know- Follow my weekly Nurse Jackie Hints – Wishing you all the best!
This week’s Nurse Jackie Hint is a learning experience. Your delivery is very precious. You would like nothing more than having a video of your birth. Majority of hospitals only allow pics and no video. Video can be misleading without an explanation or you can eliminate scenes that are crucial and in need or explanation .Watch this video of me bowling, how confident I am, how I bowl so well. I hit a strike. I’m so good. What you fail to see is I only hit 2 strikes the whole game and a whole lot gutters . This is not shown in the video. The video is actually misleading. Hence this is why videos are not allowed in a delivery room. This is and example hoping to enlighten your understanding. Wishing you all the best!
Congratulations! You have confirmed your wanted pregnancy. You and your significant other could not be happier. During your first trimester you experience a little morning sickness. You notice your partner has similar symptoms – increased appetite, can’t keep any foods down, feels bloated, has weight gain, heartburn and is always tired. From the choices below what is the one thing you should not do.
-Take prenatal/ childbirth classes
Talk about the pregnancy and baby.
-Gently let them know this is unfair to you. You should be the main concern . You are the one who should be getting the attention.
-Let them know this is real and it is called “couvade”. It will go away once your beautiful baby is born.
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 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.
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!
This week’s Nurse Jackie Hints will address many of the questions you have concerning taking my class.
Classes are held at The Birthing Center Of NY and you do not have to be client/ patient of ours to take the class, we do allow for Virtual classes at added cost and you must purchase your own supplies for the class (in-person we provide)
Ideally you should be around 27 weeks pregnant but you can take my class even at 41 weeks if you desire as long as you have no signs of labor
You do not need a partner for the class, but we do suggest signing them up if they will be with you during labor
Sorry no pets allowed, children are not allowed (we need you to focus 100% on the class)
There are no VIPs in my class – however if you have special needs, I will attempt to accommodate you, within reason – we are a healthcare facility therefore what happens here must comply with Department of Health guidelines
Hands on and practice is used as a teaching tool and pictures are taken throughout the class and sent back to your cell phone- consent is obtained first
Open communication, discussions, questions and participation is a must!
Covid screening within 72 hours of the class is required and masking during the class as well
Class completion certificate is awarded.
Bathroom and mini kitchenette with microwave and fridge are available should you wish to bring your own snacks and liquids for the class.
Fun and laughter and good attitude are a must to bring with you!
Must be able to have the ability to relax, enjoy yourself and be prepared for whatever this bundle of joy will have in store for you!
We encourage you to stay hydrated doing the class so please bring your own hydration
Classes can be scheduled any day of the week and non-major holidays
We do take pictures with your consent throughout the class and we send them to you via text message. What a joyful memory.
Special Free Bonus for a limited time only- don’t miss it! Makes a great gift as well!
Free American Heart Association Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Choking Infant Resuscitation – offered at the end of a 5 hr class only. Classes must be paid for prior to date of class and no refunds for no-show client. Cancellations and rescheduling greater than 24 hours before required for full refund or suspension of penalty.
Call and schedule an appointment – looking forward to having you in my class!
Congratulations on your birth. You decided to breastfeed- good choice. Question? Do you need to wash your breast prior to breastfeeding your new one?
You want to introduce as little bacteria to this newborn as possible- wash each breast prior to each feeding
The bacteria from the breast can help develop your baby’s immune system, no need to wash
You should wash your breast in-between feeding, in the morning and at night using warm water no soap or fragrance soaps or by-products, air or pat dry. May express breast milk place on or around the nipple to toughen as well as provide comfort.
Use your body’s instincts, if you were in contact with a dirty or unclean environment (for example, sewage or construction work area) good idea to clean your body and breasts prior to breastfeeding.