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!
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?
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!!
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 !
The Birthing Center of NY would like to thank all of mother’s and significant others that took our Birthing Classes. What makes our classes special? How does the Birthing Center of NY prepare you for your special occasion?
We use hands on demonstrations, we have the equipment to actually practice.
You and your partner experience a simulated labor. You practice timing your contractions using your contractions app on your phone as well as on paper.
When the simulated labor prompts you that a contraction is coming you learn to use different relaxation exercises during the simulated contractions, when you have real contractions you will know what to do!
We teach you what to expect with an epidural, what possible pain medications are available.
We teach signs and symptoms of labor and the various stages of labor – this includes why there is the possibility of needing to artificially rupture the membranes, performing an episiotomy and possible laceration repair
What a vacuum assisted delivery is and when this might happen, what to expect afterwards
Each lecture and class allows time for questions and is followed with a video to reinforce what was taught
Mother and significant others have a set up of anatomically correct dolls and tools for feeding and complete washing of the baby, washing hair , changing diaper, umbilical cord care, baby temperature, etc.
We teach postpartum care.
We cover baby safety, tummy time, at the end of the class you learn infant CPR and Infant Choking ( Bonus-optional)
With permission pics are taken through out the class and sent back to you after class for your memory and you get a certificate of completion.
Taking care of someone else’s child is not the same as taking care of your own child. The need to know is so important! Take my class and learn and have fun doing it !!!
Happy New Year – you are 39 weeks pregnant, so tired, just want to have this baby already. You want to self induce labor. Do you know what method can be used to do this. Which method below is not and never should be used or considered!
– Checking with your Ob/Midwife to confirm your gestation age and the safety of going into labor.
– Use of nipple stimulation
– Castor oil
– Herbal remedies
– Over the counter medication
– Sexual Intercourse
– Soap Suds Enema
* Please don’t forget to enjoy the end of your pregnancy, your significant other and take some ME TIME – Please don’t forget to take my class!
Your obstetrician or midwife sends you for fetal monitoring. When you view your baby on the monitor, you see him sucking his thumb. Do you have concern your child may be a thumb sucker? Which answer below is incorrect?
Sucking reflexes is actually a normal reflex for a fetus and newborn
It is a sign of hunger for your little one
Allowing the baby to suck on the fingers or thumb can have a calming and soothing effect on your newborn
This can be a problem if the child continues doing this beyond the age of four. At this age the permanent teeth are presenting and can cause damage to the teeth or child’s bite.
You should remove the fingers or thumb from the mouth immediately and offer a pacifier. This is a negative habit, it should not be allowed to start.