Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression usually occurs within the first 3 months after delivery. The exact causes of postpartum depression are unknown.  Changes in hormone levels during and after pregnancy may affect a woman’s mood.  Many non-hormonal factors may also affect mood during pregnancy. Changes in work and social relationships: Having less time and freedom Lack of sleep Worries about your ability to

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Water Birth

Water Birth Delivering in the water has recently become popular.  More hospitals now offer water births. However, water birth is still considered an alternative birthing method, and not every doctor is convinced that it’s safe and not every hospital provides water birth options. Just like it sounds, a water birth is giving birth in water.  You may choose to deliver

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September Sepsis

September is designated as Sepsis awareness month by the CDC. To be diagnosed with sepsis, you must exhibit at least two of the following systems, plus a probable or confirmed infection. Body temperature about 101ᵒF (38.3ᵒC) or below 96.8ᵒF (36ᵒC) Heart rate higher than 90 bpm Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths per minute. The diagnosis will be upgraded to

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Placental Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Placental Encapsulation For 9 months the gravid woman has produced an organ rich in vitamins, minerals, and even hormones to produce an infant.  Then after infants are delivered the placenta is often discarded.  Women are now choosing to keep their placenta to encapsulate the tissue and consume it in the postpartum period.   The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation: Helps to

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What every New Grad Nurse needs to know about Magnet Hospitals?

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Magnet Hospitals outperform other hospitals in both recruiting and retaining nursing professionals, resulting in higher employee satisfaction and lower staff turn-around. The American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center formed the Magnet Recognition Program to maintain nursing excellence. Studies of the Magnet Hospitals showed that they were more likely to have nurses that are specialty-certified and to have

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