I attended a postnatal visit alongside a community midwife in order to remove sutures from a women who had an emergency caesarean section. The women had experienced anxiety throughout pregnancy therefore I had to adjust the levels of communication
A concern that many women have who have undergone cesarean birth, is whether or not they can have a vaginal birth after. The answer is yes; they can have a vaginal birth, but only if the incision made was a horizontal one. The benefits are the woman ass’d with fewer blood transfusions, fewer post-partum infections and shorter hospital stays (Rose, 1). On the other hand there are many risks: the uterine may rupture, it could result in maternal and
Throughout my time on the Mother Baby Care Unit, I have faced many instances in which I have been able to reflect on both my patients and the care that I was providing them. One situation in particular that I found myself critically reflecting upon involved a new mother who was feeling slightly stressed about being discharged as her newborn son would not be going home with her. For confidentiality reasons, this patient will be given the pseudonym of Kayla for the remainder of this reflection.
Giving birth to a baby is the most amazing and miraculous experiences for parents and their loved ones. Every woman’s birth story is different and full of joy. Furthermore, the process from the moment a woman knows that she’s pregnant to being in the delivering room is very critical to both her and the newborn baby. Prenatal care is extremely important and it can impact greatly the quality of life of the baby. In this paper, the topic of giving birth will be discussed thoroughly by describing the stories of two mothers who gave birth in different decades and see how their prenatal cares are different from each other with correlation of the advancement of modern medicine between four decades.
For almost all of the previous 25 years roughly, the knowledge of pregnancy, labor, and delivery has changed little for some women. But change is arriving to the most traditional establishing, the hospital.
It is our pleasure to provide interval assessment of growth, evaluation of fetal wellbeing, and cervical length measurement. Ms. Deanna Scheid is a 20yo, G2 P0101, with history of preterm labor and 35 week delivery. She was recommended for but is not taking 17P injections and on follow-up evaluation of the placenta was noted to have a shortened cervix at 28 weeks. Cervical length was repeated at 29 weeks and was again consistent with a shortened cervix and she was started on vaginal progesterone for off label usage as well as Motrin therapy.
Louise was a nulliparous woman in her thirties who had no pregnancy complications and nothing sinister in her medical history, so she was classed as “low risk” and she was 7 days over her estimated due date. Louise came on to the delivery suite and my mentor and I were looking after her throughout her labour, her partner was away at work so Louise only had us for support.
The significance that this mother did not receive prenatal care is that the risks for having a premature delivery could have been reduced or eliminated completely. The mother could have been put on medications to stop early labor like Magnesium sulfate to relax the smooth muscle of the uterus and stop contractions, progesterone to prevent early labor, and monitoring fetal heart rate patterns in order to report any complications to the attending provider caring for the patient. Progesterone reduces the risk of delivering a baby early, before 37 weeks gestation, in mothers who are pregnant with just a single fetus or a mother who previously had a premature birth of a fetus (Progesterone Treatment, 2014, para. 4). In
Catarina is a 33yo, G5 P4004, who is currently 34 weeks 4 days as dated by a certain and regular LMP. She had late PNC as she established only recently. She has 4 prior full-term deliveries; all in Guatemala at home without complications. I communicated with her through CryaCom.
Providing an effective care and support to the patient and for their babies during labour
For any mother the birth of a newborn child can be a challenging experience. As nurses it is part of our job to ensure their experience is positive. We can help do this by providing the information they will need to affective care for their newborn. This information includes topics such as, breastfeeding, jaundice, when to call your doctor and even how to put your baby to sleep. When the parents have an understanding of these topics before discharge it can largely reduce their natural anxiety accompanied with the transition to parenthood. Health teaching for new parents is seen as such an important aspect of care on post-partum floors it is actually a necessary component that needs to be covered before the hospital can discharge the
Childbirth is one of the greatest privileges on the earth anyone could have and we, as women, should feel proud to be major contributors for it. Thus, a mother has to play a key role in aiding the healthcare workers to mitigate the health crisis associated with childbirth by performing her duties faithfully. One such associated health crisis is “Premature (preterm) birth” which occurs when the baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of gestational period (CDC, 2015). The rate of preterm birth ranges from 5% to 18% of babies born across 184 countries (WHO, 2015).
in the clinical placement, I developed and culturally applied appropriate communication with clients each week I was there. As I would walk down the hall and see a client I always greeted them. As I would enter the rooms that I would be doing client-centered care I greet and introduce the client that I am a nursing student at Humber College doing my clinical placement. If you welcome yourself into a room without introducing yourself that makes the client not feel safe and feel vulnerable, but by saying hello you build respect and develop a trusting relationship with a client. This demonstrates trust-building strategies to develop a nurse-client relationship, introducing yourself and calling the clients by their preferred name. And providing
Also, the objective is to find patient’s document finding and correlate it with chronic disease process of elderly adults. With this reflection, I will discuss what I’ve learned, and my strengths and weakness in my clinical experience.
The nurse must be mindful of each intervention initiated and the possible benefits of the intervention against its potential harmful effects for both mother and fetus. Not providing basic comfort measures for the mother can cause serious physical and emotional problems and could lead to possible fatigue and feelings of failure from the mother. The priority of this nursing intervention is to provide the mother and fetus with the least discomfort as possible and