Your delivery is precious

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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!

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Protecting your baby from the hot weather!

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Hot weather!! How should you dress your newborn for the outside weather that is greater than 75 degrees? Which answer is incorrect?

1- Do not cover the baby’s head with a light hat. The baby’s head does not need to be protected from sunlight.

2- Keep the baby’s genital area covered.

3- The newborn only needs one layer of clothing with temperatures over 90 degrees 

4 -Avoid taking your newborn outside for a long period of time if the temperature is over 90 degrees.

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Be prepared for your delivery!

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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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Covid and you newborn – HELP!

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Congratulations you are now home with your newborn.  Covid is still active.  Which of answer below is not true?

  • Politely asking anyone that touches or pick up your baby to wash their hands with warm water & soap first (also includes you). 
  • Avoid touching your baby’s face or allowing anyone to touch the baby face.
  • If you or any contacts have symptoms of Covid wear a tightly fitted N95 mask if you are closer than 6 feet, get tested and continue precautions until results are back and no longer have symptoms (regardless of Covid or not, there can be other infections like the flu which can be spread as well). 
  • If you presently have symptoms which are suggestive of Covid.  If you had Covid while pregnant and you received the required vaccination your newborn is protected and no mask is needed when you are giving care to your newborn.

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Belly pain at 40 weeks – what should I do?

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You are now 40 weeks.  You are having a feeling of tightness and release of pain to your upper and lower abdomen that radiates to your back. These pains are mild and irregular.  Can you choose from below what should you do? 

  • Check your Go-Bag . Making sure you have everything you need.
  • You can take a walk to increase the process of early labor, eat a light meal, drink plenty of fluids (assuming your baby is moving normally).
  • Consult with your physician or midwife for discussion your plan of care.
  • Go to your nearest hospital immediately.

*No worries, take my class at The Birthing Center Of NY and be prepared!!!

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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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Are you prepared for your new baby?

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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?

  1. We use hands on demonstrations, we have the equipment to actually practice.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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!
  4. We teach you what to expect with an epidural, what possible pain medications are available.
  5. 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
  6. What a vacuum assisted delivery is and when this might happen, what to expect afterwards 
  7. Each lecture and class allows time for questions and is followed with a video to reinforce what was taught 
  8. 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.
  9. We teach postpartum care. 
  10. We cover baby safety, tummy time, at the end of the class you learn infant CPR and Infant Choking ( Bonus-optional)
  11. 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.
  12. 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 !!! 

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Do you need a Birthing Class?

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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!

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Will your baby be a thumb sucker?

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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?

  1. Sucking reflexes is actually a normal reflex for a fetus and newborn
  2. It is a sign of hunger for your little one
  3. Allowing the baby to suck on the fingers or thumb can have a calming and soothing effect on your newborn
  4. 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.  
  5. 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.

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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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