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This week I had a patient experience serious trauma- she had an emergent c-section on a 36 week old baby and then hemorrhaged a few hours later. I took care of her the next morning and the following three days and helped her deal with the traumatic situation the best I could, but it got … Continue reading Dealing with Trauma and PTSD
One of the most controversial topics for newborn care and postpartum time is pacifier use. Recently, the understanding is no pacifier until 3-4 weeks old if breastfeeding. This is done so that baby doesn’t get “nipple confusion” before getting their breastfeeding skills more settled. However, there is really no evidence to show this. Recently we … Continue reading Pacifiers
Something that all moms what to know is what is normal and what isn’t. They often have a million questions about this and sometimes don’t think of them until after they leave the hospital. Then every mom becomes one of two people- the one who doesn’t ask when it could be important and the mom … Continue reading When To Call Your Doctor
In this brief post I will discuss newborn baths and basic care for the first few weeks of life. For approximately the first week of life, newborns must be given sponge baths. This is because of the umbilical cord that is still present. Submerging it in water increases the risk for infection, so until it … Continue reading Newborn Baths