Three days in the maternity hospital
After childbirth, when the doctors come to the conclusion that with you and with the baby everything is in order, you will be transferred to the chamber in the postpartum department. And you can care for your baby herself.
Together or separate?
If possible, you can choose a chamber, where you will be alone with your baby or together with other moms and kids. By the way, such a neighbor can be very useful – You will have the opportunity to go to the shower or on the procedure, leaving the crumb under supervision. You can also share your impressions about childbirth and gain experience. Perhaps in the ward will be women for whom these birth are not the first. So much more fun will leave these three days in the maternity hospital. Neighborhood in the maternity hospital Very often becomes the beginning of friendship between newly minted moms and their children with peers. But there are women who are annoying a person who is annoying after childbirth. Then, of course, you should choose a single chamber.
For each newborn, a cot on wheels – It has a type of bath made of transparent plastic. Even lying beds you can see your karapuza. Also, you have the opportunity to shift the baby to yourself – it will facilitate breastfeeding because you don’t have to get up. In case you had difficult kinds, you can use the help of nurses. And do not worry that you will be forced to care for the crumb. At any time, someone from the staff will tell you or help you. If you need to relax a few hours, ask for a child to take into a children’s room.
Collecting things for the maternity hospital, find out what orders come in it. Most likely, you will need your own bathrobe and a nightgown (possibly not alone). In some hospitals it will be possible to bring bed linen. Do not forget about slippers, underwear, probe and hygienic accessories. Remember that panties after childbirth should not feel tightly, so as not to legalize the outflow of blood and loy in the first days after delivery. Take a couple of bras for nursing mothers.
For a child, take a hat, several bodies and «Man» Of the natural fabric, several diapers and a pair of socks. Other things take the weather. Also take with you packing of disposable diapers for newborns, wet wipes and baby soap. To wash your baby and change the diaper you will teach you a nurse or neighbor on the ward, who already have Maternity experience. In no case do not put the crumb on the pillow, because the toddler’s spine is not yet formed, besides this, there is a chance of suffocation.
Feeding at will.
The first 2-3 days mommy feeds a newborn breast. Postpartum colostous thick and satisfying, the child is quite enough to fall asleep and sleep. And so that he has no problems with sucking, with first feeding it is very important to attach a crumb to the chest correctly. Unfortunately, not in every maternity hospital you can count on the help of a breastfeeding specialist. In this case, contact an obstetric or neonatologist (children’s doctor), they will show how to feed a baby, massage the chest and, if necessary, decrease milk. When you apply the baby, try your chest is not solid. If the chest hurts a lot of milk, you need to see it a bit, then the baby will be easier to capture the nipple.
After the birth of your baby may not be hunger, you will probably have a desire to eat. Take from home a bottle of non-carbonated water and lightweight snack (banana, gallery cookies, cornflakes). If food in the hospital you do not have to taste, ask my husband, mom or girlfriend, so that they pass homemade to you. Only be inseparable, do not use products able to cause allergies or increased gas separation.
In the first days of life, the kid loses weight slightly – do not worry – This is a physiological loss, it is justified by energy costs for adaptation mechanisms. A few days later, when this process is to stop, the child will start typing in weight. And now the long-awaited moment – Mom with baby discharge home (5-6th day after birth).
Try in these three days that you will spend with the baby in the maternity hospital to learn how to properly care for the baby, as much as possible. Feel free to ask questions to doctors and nurses.
Time for visits.
Now, in the hospital, not only dad, but also relatives and friends can come to the woman in labor and kid. But if there are several people in your ward, explain to visit you, that it is not entirely convenient, because frequent visits can interfere with your neighbors. Try to plan a visit watch so that the people in the ward did not crowd. And do not allow you to come to you with respiratory diseases – they can infect you and baby.
Vaccinations in the maternity hospital.
Already on the first day of life, doctors will be offered to make a newborn vaccination, then, for 3-5 days, another one. Vaccines – These are drugs that contribute to the creation of artificial immunity necessary to protect the body of the kid from a particular pathogen of the disease. Vaccines are manufactured by complex biochemical processes from microorganisms and their products of their livelihoods. Vaccine falling into the child’s body interacts with blood cells – lymphocytes. As a result of this contact, antibodies are formed – Special protective proteins that are saved in the body a certain period of time (year, five years and longer). At the next meeting, the antibodies already recognize and neutralize, and the person does not get sick. In each country there is a generally accepted vaccination calendar. In addition, there are certain contraindications when vaccination should be postponed at a certain time or cancel in general. For example, with allergic reactions or some kid diseases. You need to know that vaccinations in the maternity hospital are made only with the consent of the parents, so entering the crumb vaccine or not – This is only your conscious choice. If you agree with the need to vaccinate in the hospital, then try to attend your baby vaccination. Be sure to ask the manufacturer and the shelf life of the vaccine.