Maternal-Newborn Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care

Maternal-Newborn Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 0803617542

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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affect 15% to 25% of couples experiencing infertility and have a very high success rate with appropriate treatment (Storment, 2006). ■ Tubal and pelvic pathology include (1) damage to the fallopian tubes most commonly related to previous pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis and (2) uterine f ibroids, benign growths of the muscular wall of the uterus, which can cause a narrowing of the uterine cavity and interfere with embryonic and fetal development causing a spontaneous abortion. ■

behavioral, and social risks to a woman’s health or pregnancy outcome through prevention and management (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006). Preconception care consists of health promotion, risk screening, and implementation of interventions for childbearing-aged women before a pregnancy with the goal of modifying risk factors that could negatively impact a pregnancy (CDC, 2006; Table 4-1).This care is critical because several risk behaviors (i.e., smoking) and exposures

impact her current or future health as well as the health of any future pregnancies, resulting in better health outcomes for women and families. (CDC, 2006) Routine Physical Examination and Screening Two of the primary components of a preconception health care visit are a physical examination and relevant health screening in the form of laboratory or diagnostic testing (see Table 4-1). ■ The physical examination includes: ■ Comprehensive physical examination ■ Breast examination ■ Pelvic

postpartum (Beeber & Canuso, 2005; Giurgescu et al., 2006; Logsdon, 2000; Logsdon et al., 2005; Mercer, 1995; Orr, 2004; Tilden, 1983). ■ Social support benefits the expectant mother the most when it matches the pregnant woman’s expectations (“perceived social 1754_Ch05_067-088.qxd 78 UNIT 2 10/12/09 ■ 7:53 PM Page 78 Antepartal Period support”). It is important that the woman identify and clarify her expectations and needs for support. Perceived support expectations that do not

remain largely unexplained (Creasy, Resnik, & Iams, 2004). Common risk factors include (Freda, Patterson, & Wieczorek, 2004): ■ Multiple gestation (50% of twins delivered preterm, ≥90% higher multiples delivered preterm) ■ Prior preterm birth (single most important factor) ■ Uterine/cervical abnormalities, diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure ■ Infection, especially genitourinary infections and periodontal disease ■ Premature rupture of membranes ■ Stress ■ Domestic violence ■ Vaginal bleeding ■

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