Determine if the viral infection is either primary or recurrent. A stable or decreased fundal height may indicate the presence of intrauterine growth restriction; an excessive increase could indicate the presence of multifetal gestation or hydramnios. Do collaborations with other teams for the administration of antiemetic drugs. The developmental task is to negtiate ith his partner the role he is to play in labor and to prepare for parenthood. With regard to the initial visit with a client who is beginning prenatal care, nurses should be aware that: a. A safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy has not yet been established. Other diagnostic tests are available to as sess the health status of both the pregnant woman and the fetus.
Preparation for breastfeeding the newborn. It is essential to promote adequate hand hygiene and infection prevention to prevent the spread to others or preventing the issue from resolving. Expectant grandparenthood also can represent a matu- rational crisis for the parent of an expectant parent. Abdominal pain can be a very minor issue that is easily resolved, or a medical emergency. Because they still think in concrete terms and base judgments on the here and now, they respond positively to their mother's current good health.
The laboratory data yielded by the analysis of the specimens obtained during the examination provide important information concerning the symptoms of pregnancy and the woman's health status Table 1. In addition, the grandparent is the historian who trans mits the family history, a resource person who shares knowledge based on experience; a role model; and a sup port person. Maternal infection may not be serious, but can have serious implications for the fetus. Sexual expression during pregnancy is highly individ ual. Childbirth and Perinatal education Prepared by assistant professor N. For the first few weeks after you give birth, give yourself time to rest and take special care of your body as it heals from nine months of pregnancy and delivery.
Other such questions that need to be asked include: What does the woman think it will be like to have a baby in the home? Detailed exercise tips for pregnancy are presented in the Self-Care box. The prenatal period provides a unique opportunity for nurses and other members of the health care team to influence family health. A clean-catch urine specimen is obtained to test for glucose, protein, and ni trites and leukocytes at each follow-up visit. Enjoy the new addition to your family and try not to let the new responsibilities get in your way of sharing this special time with your family. Note: May be useful in treating pulmonary edema. As family members learn their new roles, periods of tension and conflict may occur.
Kegel exercises exercises for the pelvic floor strengthen the muscles around the reproduc tive organs and improve muscle tone. A to C, Pelvic rocking relieves low backache excellent for relief of men strual cramps as well. However, the clinical diagno sis of pregnancy before the second missed period may be difficult in some women. The woman's perception of this pregnancy is explored by asking her such questions as the following: Is this pregnancy wanted or not, planned or not? Specimens are collected at the initial visit so that the cause of any abnormal findings can be treated. The woman should empty her bladder before the pelvic examination is performed. In phase 1 the woman accepts the biologic fact of preg nancy.
Per sonal and family needs are also identified and explored. The de gree of acceptance is reflected in the woman's readiness for pregnancy and her emotional responses. Arrange for a special time with the child alone with each parent. Prepare small gifts for the child so that when the baby gets gifts, the sibling won't feel left out. Have the patient sit down and hold her arm in a dependent position. The consumption of yogurt and acidophilus milk may also help prevent urinary tract and vaginal infections.
Note: Tuberculosis is not exacerbated by pregnancy. Practice roles, such as playing with dolls, babysitting, and taking care of siblings, may increase her un derstanding of what being a mother entails. Results evaluating this approach have been very promising. To promote family unity b. The exact cause of a seizure can be extremely difficult to pinpoint.
Initial Visit The pregnant woman and family members who may be present should be told that the first prenatal visit is more lengthy and in-depth than future visits. After discovering her food preferences, the nurse should advise the woman to drink 1. Dental care can be dropped from the priority list because the woman has enough to worry about and is getting a lot of calcium anyway. Identifying with the mother role The process of identifying with the mother role begins early in each woman's life at the time she is being moth ered as a child. In this phase the man concentrates on his experience of the pregnancy and begins to think of himself as a father.
Pregnant women should not limit fluids in an effort to reduce the frequency of urina tion. Ineffective Coping Ineffective Coping: Inability to make a valid Evaluation of these stressors, insufficient choices of practised answers, and inability to use available resources. The client with hyperemesis has persistent nausea and vomiting. Important components in the pregnant woman's relationship with her mother are the mother's availability past and present , her reactions to the daughter's pregnancy, respect for her daughter's autonomy, and the willingness to reminisce Mercer, 1995. What are the woman's ideas about childbearing, her expectations of the infant's behavior, and her outlook on life and the female role? Clients should be advised to report these signs to the health care provider. They like to listen to heartbeats and feel the baby moving in utero. Siblings' responses to pregnancy vary with their age and dependency needs.
Grad ually, she moves from being self-contained and indepen dent to being committed to a lifelong concern for another human being. Rationale: Role playing and active listening can be used to learn skills of communication and adaptation. Reduces metabolic rate; facilitates response of individual immune system to infection. At other times, there may be another underlying problem the woman is hesitant to discuss. You may notice an increase in bleeding or blood clots on your first or second day at home because your activity has increased. Postpartum Depression After having a baby, some women may experience overwhelming feelings of frustration, inadequacy, fatigue, and worry. A woman may dislike being pregnant but feel love for the child to be born.