A labor and delivery nurse is a nurse who cares for woman and newborns during antepartum, intraparetum, postpartum, and neonatal stages of birth. These nurses take vital signs to make sure the mother and her newborn are healthy. Labor and delivery nurses aren’t there for the medicine they are also there to provide support for the mother and the family. I would like to become a labor and delivery nurse because I love helping and taking care of others, especially when it comes to babies, I have always been interested in how the human reproduction systems works, and I love seeing others happy.
If I was the defense attorney trying to defend either one of these two cases. I would not bring it to trial because of the fact it would be hard for me to prove to the court that individuals was in there right state of mind when the incidents occurred. Furthermore it would take intensive amount of time for the psychologist to do this if he or she is not
The intent of this paper is to examine effective solutions for reducing cesarean deliveries. Cesarean deliveries involve more risk to both the mother and baby than vaginal births do. Cesarean deliveries have a higher potential of complications than vaginal births. Cesarean deliveries cost more, require longer hospital stays, and require more resources—both human and systemic—than vaginal births.
Over the years birthing methods have changed a great deal. When technology wasn’t so advanced there was only one method of giving birth, vaginally non-medicated. However, in today’s society there are now more than one method of giving birth. In fact, there are three methods: Non-medicated vaginal delivery, medicated vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery, also known as c-section. In the cesarean delivery there is not much to prepare for before the operation, except maybe the procedure of the operation. A few things that will be discussed are: the process of cesarean delivery, reasons for this birthing method and a few reasons for why this birthing method is used. Also a question that many women have is whether or not they can vaginally
In depth discussion of planned and emergency C/S deliveries were also discussed. Planned C/S births were defined as “breech presentation, multiple pregnancy, preterm birth, small for gestational age, placenta praevia, morbidly adherent placenta, cephalopelvic disproportion in labor, mother-to-child transmission of maternal infection, Hepatitis B and C viruses, Herpes, and maternal request for C/S birth was outlined” (National Guideline Clearinghouse, 2011). An in-depth outline of anesthesia and surgical techniques followed. It seems that this source addressed nearly every type of C/S birth technique, including “method of placental removal, exteriorization of the uterus, closure of the uterus, peritoneum, abdominal wall, and subcutaneous tissue, use of superficial wound drains, closure of skin, and even timing of antibiotic administration and thromboprophylaxis for C/S births. Care of the woman after C/S surgery, routine monitoring, pain management, eating and drinking after surgery, and removing the urinary catheter after C/S surgeries was also discussed(National Guideline Clearinghouse, 2011)”. There is even a benefits/harms section that looks at potential risks and successes of C/S deliveries. The National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Cesarean births have been on the rise over the last decade and are associated more with failed inductions than with medical necessity. C-sections are associated with more short and long term complications for mother and baby. By promoting a pregnant woman to opt out of inductions before 40-42 weeks and educating about vaginal birth after cesarean section, the United States can drop the number of cesarean sections performed.
Healthy childbirth is defined as a safe, natural process that rarely requires medical intervention (Goer & Romano, 2012). The medical model of care, however, often includes interventions that are not supported by the evidence and can increase a woman’s risk of having a cesarean section. These intrusions into labor and birth often lead to what has been called the “cascade of interventions” (DeClercq, Sakala, Corry,
Depending on your circumstance, they may recommend a variety of exercises you can do at home to keep your muscles, tendons and ligaments where they need to be, all while strengthening your body. This added strength is a great way to stay healthy and active during pregnancy. Your chiropractor may recommend:
Ever wonder what form of delivery is safer? Well first off what are the forms of delivery? There are two forms of delivery. There is either a vaginal delivery or a cesarean delivery. A vaginal delivery is where the baby passes through the birth canal by normal means. A cesarean section is where the baby is pulled out through an incision made in the mothers stomach and uterus.
A cesarean section, also known as a C-Section, is an alternative to natural birth for a woman that is in labor. Although some people believe there is only one way for a woman to have a baby, some emergencies might be present and the mother-to-be can not have the baby vaginally. Also, some doctors would rather have a woman with herpes to undergo a C-Section rather than to have the baby naturally so the baby will not be born with the disease all over its body. C- Sections are a medical procedure that could save lives and prevent diseases.
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
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is the name used for identifying the method of giving birth vaginally after previously delivering at least one baby through a caesarean section (CS). A trial of labour (TOL) is the term used to describe the process of attempting a VBAC. An elected repeat caesarean (ERC) is the other option for women who have had a caesarean in the past. The rates of women choosing to deliver by means of an ERC has been increasing in many countries, this is typically due to the common assumption that there are too many risks for the baby and mother (Knight, Gurol-Urganci, Van Der Meulen, Mahmood, Richmond, Dougall, & Cromwell, 2013). The success rate of VBAC lies in the range of 56 - 80%, a reasonably high success rate, however, the repeat caesarean birth rate has increased to 83% in Australia (Knight et al., 2013). It is essential to inform women of the contraindications, success criteria, risks, benefits, information on uterine rupture and the role of the midwife in relation to considering attempting a VBAC (Hayman, 2014). This information forms the basis of an antenatal class (Appendix 1) that provides the necessary information to women who are considering attempting a VBAC and can therefore enable them to make their own decision regarding the mode of birth.