Memorial Hermann - A New Beginning

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UTERUS CHANGES AFTER BIRTH

Table of Contents

Part 1: Caring for Yourself Physical Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Uterus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bowels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hemorrhoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Perineum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Vaginal Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Complications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Obstetric Hemorrhage . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Blood Clot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Postpartum Preeclampsia . . . . . . . . . . 7 Managing Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cesarean Birth Pain. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Gas Pains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Personal Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Perineal Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cesarean Birth Incision Care. . . . . . . . 9 Preventing Surgical Site Infections . . . . . 9 Moving After Cesarean Birth . . . . . . . 9 Rest and Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Hair Loss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Skin Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Baths and Showers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Varicose Veins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Menstrual Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Healthy Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Weight Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Food and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Healthy Eating While Breastfeeding . . . 13 Emotional Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Baby Blues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Postpartum Depression and Anxiety . . . 14 Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Postpartum Psychosis . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Family, Friends, and Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Siblings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Family Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Spouses and Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Paternal Perinatal Depression (PPND) . . 17 Skin-to-Skin Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Part 2: Caring for Your Newborn Newborn Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Newborn Screenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Metabolic Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Hearing Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Pulse Oximetry Screening for Heart Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jaundice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Baby Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Baby Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Umbilical Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Removing Mucus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nail Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Diaper Rash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Diapering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Diaper Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bathing Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Baby Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fussing or Crying . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Overstimulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Colic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Swaddling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Safe Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Pacifier and SIDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Rooming-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Car Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Look Before You Lock . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shaken Baby Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Baby’s Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Immunizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Immunization Schedule . . . . . . . . . . 33 Managing Your Newborn’s Pain . . . . . . 34 Measuring Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Comfort Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Pain Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Working Together to Manage Pain . . . . 34 Patient Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Second Hand Smoke: Second Rate Breathing for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Late-Preterm Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Part 3: Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Benefits . . . . . . . . . . 37 Exclusive Breastfeeding . . . . . . . . . . 37 Do I Need to Supplement with Formula?. . 37 Getting in Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Laid-Back Position and Baby-Led Latch . . 38 Latching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Latch-on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Making Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Colostrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mature Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Getting Ready to Breastfeed . . . . . . . 40 Newborn Feeding Patterns . . . . . . . . 41 Cluster Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Common Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sleepy Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Burping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Growth Spurts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Engorgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Blocked Ducts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Mastitis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sore Nipples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Smoking and Vaping . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Medications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Will my breasts leak all the time? . . . . . 45 Can I breastfeed if I have had breast surgery?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Can I breastfeed if I am taking certain medications?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Is it okay to use caffeine while breastfeeding?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Contraception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Expressing Breast Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Hand Expression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Breast Pumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Storing Breast Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Human Milk Storage Guidelines . . . . . 47 Cleaning Breast Pump Parts. . . . . . . . 48 Cleaning the Pump Parts . . . . . . . . . 48 Sanitize Your Breast Pump Parts . . . . . 49 Formula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Do I Need to Supplement with Formula? . 50 Risks of Artificial Baby Milk (Formula) and Artificial Nipples . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Feeding Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Going Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Baby’s Warning Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Post-Birth Warning Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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POSTPARTUM PERINEAL CARE

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CESAREAN BIRTH CARE

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REST AND SLEEP

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POSTPARTUM EMOTIONAL CHANGES SKIN-TO-SKIN JAUNDICE UMBILICAL CORD CARE DIAPERING 101 BATHING YOUR BABY BABY BEHAVIOR SWADDLING YOUR BABY SAFE SLEEP CAR SEAT SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME LATCH FEEDING CUES

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