Prenatal and Postpartum Scenario

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Prenatal and Postpartum Scenario Vee Dubb PSY/280 August 12, 2012 Adams James Memo To: Pregnant and Postpartum Women From: Developmental Psychologist Subject: Prenatal and Postpartum Activities Date: November 8th, 2012 Most pregnant woman imagine how their developing fetus looks like, what the developing fetus is doing at a particular point, and aspire to deliver a healthy baby. Most important, many prenatal and postpartum women are eager to know what she can do to help deliver a healthy baby and how to care for the newborn. Here are some advices and activities offered to a prenatal, postpartum, and future development of a child includes healthy foods, consumption of adequate water, exercise, medication awareness, and emotions.…show more content…
A pregnant woman would be advised to drink eight to ten glasses of water per day, and this excludes soda, coffee, or tea. A well balanced and healthy diet with adequate water intake is very significant for prenatal and postpartum woman. Another important factor is doing daily activities as tolerated. Exercise in moderation, and incorporate stretching lower and upper extremities with rest period. Also monitor daily weight daily and notify physician if any critical change. The pregnant woman will be encouraged to practice deep breathing exercises and this can be used to minimize anxieties and promote energy. This will also prepare the pregnant woman for proper fitness and endurance during delivery and caring for the newborn. These regimens mentioned will minimizes fatigues both on the mother and the developing fetus. A prenatal and postpartum woman will be advised to avoid taking medication including over the counter. The notion behind this is that some medications have chemicals that can inhibit growth and development during critical period. As noted on the text, “a critical period is a time when certain things must occur for normal growth and development” (Berger, 2010 p. 5). To prevent any disruption of growth and development take only medications prescribe by your practitioner or gynecologist. Emotions rise during prenatal and postpartum period. Emotion can be manifested by frequent changes of emotional state, and some women may develop postpartum
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