Memorial Hermann - A New Beginning

Expect the best in birthing and neonatal care2
A NEW BEGINNING3
CCI Scan + Play App4
Table of Contents5
Caring for Yourself6
Physical Changes7
UTERUS7
BLADDER7
BOWELS7
HEMORRHOIDS7
PERINEUM8
VAGINAL DISCHARGE8
Complications9
OBSTETRIC HEMORRHAGE9
BLOOD CLOT9
POSTPARTUM PREECLAMPSIA9
Managing Pain10
CESAREAN BIRTH PAIN10
GAS PAINS10
Personal Care11
PERINEAL CARE11
CESAREAN BIRTH INCISION CARE11
PREVENTING SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS11
MOVING AFTER CESAREAN BIRTH11
REST AND SLEEP12
HAIR LOSS12
SKIN CHANGES12
BATHS AND SHOWERS12
VARICOSE VEINS12
MENSTRUAL CYCLE13
SEX13
Healthy Lifestyle14
WEIGHT LOSS14
EXERCISE14
FOOD AND NUTRITION15
HEALTHY EATING WHILE BREASTFEEDING15
Emotional Changes16
BABY BLUES16
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY16
POSTPARTUM OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)17
POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS17
Family, Friends, and Pets18
SIBLINGS18
VISITORS18
FAMILY PETS18
Spouses and Partners19
PATERNAL PERINATAL DEPRESSION (PPND)19
Skin-to-Skin Contact20
SUDDEN UNEXPECTED POSTNATAL COLLAPSE (SUPC)20
Caring for Your Newborn21
Newborn Appearance21
METABOLIC SCREENING22
HEARING SCREENING22
PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING FOR HEART DISEASE22
JAUNDICE22
Baby Boys23
Baby Care24
UMBILICAL CORD24
REMOVING MUCUS24
NAIL CARE24
DIAPER RASH24
DIAPERING25
DIAPER CHANGES25
BATHING BABY26
Baby Behavior27
FUSSING OR CRYING27
OVERSTIMULATION28
COLIC28
SWADDLING29
Safe Sleep30
PACIFIER AND SIDS30
ROOMING-IN30
Car Seats31
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK32
Shaken Baby Syndrome33
Baby’s Health34
FEVER34
IMMUNIZATIONS34
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE35
MANAGING YOUR NEWBORN’S PAIN36
MEASURING PAIN36
PAIN MEDICINE36
WORKING TOGETHER TO MANAGE PAIN36
PATIENT RIGHTS36
SECOND HAND SMOKE: SECOND RATE BREATHING FOR KIDS37
Late-Preterm Infant38
Breastfeeding39
BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS39
EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING39
DO I NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WITH FORMULA?39
GETTING IN POSITION40
LAID-BACK POSITION AND BABY-LED LATCH40
Latching on41
LATCH-ON41
Making Milk42
COLOSTRUM42
MATURE MILK42
GETTING READY TO BREASTFEED42
NEWBORN FEEDING PATTERNS43
CLUSTER FEEDING44
Common Concerns45
SLEEPY BABY45
BURPING45
GROWTH SPURTS45
ENGORGEMENT45
BLOCKED DUCTS45
MASTITIS46
SORE NIPPLES46
ALCOHOL46
SMOKING AND VAPING46
MEDICATIONS46
WILL MY BREASTS LEAK ALL THE TIME?47
CAN I BREASTFEED IF I HAVE HAD BREAST SURGERY?47
CAN I BREASTFEED IF I AM TAKING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS?47
IS IT OKAY TO USE CAFFEINE WHILE BREASTFEEDING?47
CONTRACEPTION47
DRUGS47
Expressing Breast Milk48
HAND EXPRESSION48
BREAST PUMPS49
STORING BREAST MILK49
HUMAN MILK STORAGE GUIDELINES (FOR HEALTHY, FULL-TERM BABIES)49
CLEANING BREAST PUMP PARTS50
CLEANING THE PUMP PARTS50
SANITIZE YOUR BREAST PUMP PARTS51
Formula52
DO I NEED TO SUPPLEMENT WITH FORMULA?52
RISKS OF ARTIFICIAL BABY MILK (FORMULA) AND ARTIFICIAL NIPPLES:52
FEEDING LOG53
Going Home55
Glossary56
Baby’s Warning Signs57
POST-BIRTH Warning Signs58
Memorial Hermann Facilities59

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