Banner Health - Your Childbirth Experience

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER THREE Postpartum Care 65 Physical Changes After Birth Birth Canal  65 Bladder  65 Bowel Movements  65 Hemorrhoids  65 Hair Loss  66 Menstrual Cycle  66 Muscles and Joints  66 Uterus  66 Red Eyes  66 Skin  66 Vaginal Discharge  67 Varicose Veins  67 Weight Loss  67 67 Self-Care Managing Postpartum Pain  67 Baths and Showers  68 Episiotomy Care  68 Exercise  68 Having Sex  69 Perineal Care  69 Preeclampsia  69 Rest and Sleep  69 Warning Signs  70 70 Emotional Changes Be Realistic  70 Postpartum Blues  71 Postpartum Depression and Anxiety  71 Warning Signs  71 72 To the New Partner 73 Take Time for Yourselves

44 Pain Medicine During Labor Epidural Block  44 Nitrous Oxide  45 Spinal Block  45 General Anesthesia  45

Taking Your Baby’s Temperature  79 Warning Signs  79 Umbilical Cord Care  79 Skin Care  80 Cradle Cap  80 Fingernails  80 How to Bathe Your Baby  80 82 How to Diaper Your Baby Diaper Rash  83 83 Bladder and Bowels 84 Circumcision Caring for the Circumcised Area  84 85 Newborn Senses 86 Infant Behavior Sleep  86 Play  87 Tummy Time  87 88 Why Is My Baby Crying? Colic  89 Gas  89 90 Calming a Fussy Baby 91 Shaken Baby Syndrome 92 Developmental Milestones 93 Becoming A New Family Physically  93 Socially  93 Emotionally  93 94 Single Parents 94 Family and Your Newborn Grandparents  94 Big Brothers and Sisters  94 Pets  95 95 Baby Gear Clothes  95 Diapers  95 Other useful items  95 96 Baby Furniture Safety Tips Warning Signs  97 What Your Baby Sees  85 What Your Baby Hears  85 What Your Baby Smells  85 What Your Baby Tastes  85 Touch  85

Systemic Medication Chart  46 Regional Anesthetics Chart  46

47 Labor Guide

How Long is Labor?  47 Pre-Labor  47 Three Stages of Labor  47

48 First Stage Early Labor  48 Active Labor  50 Transition  52 54 Second Stage Pushing  54

Positions for Pushing  55 Birth  56

56 Third Stage

Birth of the Placenta 56

57 Assisted Birth Episiotomy  57

Forceps or Vacuum Extractors  57

58 Cesarean Birth

Positions of the Baby  58 Fetal Distress  58 Placenta Problems  59 Getting Ready for a Cesarean  60

Recovery After Surgery  60 Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)  61 62 The Miracle of Birth Immediate Care  62 Skin-to-Skin Bonding  62 Apgar Score  62 63 What Will My Baby Look Like? Baby’s Head  63 Color  63

CHAPTER FOUR Newborn Care 75 Newborn Screenings Jaundice  76 77 Immunizations Birth to 6 Months Immunization Schedule  77 78 Basic Care Well Baby Visits  78 How to Use a Bulb Syringe  78 Warning Signs  78 Stuffy Nose  79

Lanugo  63 Genitals  63 Umbilical Cord  63

Eyes  63 Skin  63 Milia  63

Soft Spots  63 Vitamin K  63 ID for Your Baby  64 64 Goody Bag List for Hospital

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