Vernix coats your baby and helps protect his/her skin from amniotic fluid.
Poison Sumach (Rhus Vernix) - This is a shrub or, in its own country, a small tree with pinnate leaves, and growing in swamps in southern Ontario and the coast district of the eastern States.
Also known as Rhus vernix or Toxicondendron vernix, poison sumac differs in appearance from the three-leaf clusters of poison ivy and oak.
Around week 27, your baby is covered in vernix, a creamy white substance that protects your baby from the amniotic fluid.
By birth, vernix has almost disappeared, though you may see some in your baby's skin creases.