Introduction As a nurse there is a responsibility to make sure the client has the information necessary to make decisions regarding their health and the health of their family. The primary goal of maternity nursing is to optimize the health and well-being of the mother and the baby. This will be an individualized teaching plan for the prenatal client. The stage of growth and development are described with support from literature.
Describe factors that affect the health of the fetus Introduction Complications that occur in pregnancy can affect both the mother and the child in negative ways. In this essay I am going to talk about complications that can occur during pregnancy and how the complications can affect both the mother and the child, I am also going to talk about both the symptoms and the treatments for conditions that can be caused due to complications in pregnancy. Complications in pregnancy There are lots and lots of complications that could occur during pregnancy, complications that occur during could affect both you and your child in a negative way, examples of some complications you could experience in pregnancy include lack of oxygen to the foetus
In the United States alone,“ The pregnancy-related mortality ratios were 17.8 and 15.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011 and 2012”(CDC 1). In 2011-2012 pregnancy-related deaths were caused by, “non-cardiovascular diseases, infection/sepsis, hemorrhage, cardiomyopathy, thrombotic pulmonary embolism..”.(HHS 1). These aren’t even all of the possibilities of what might happen, but majority of them can be helped with the correct medical attention. During childbirth, it is important to not only make sure that the baby is okay, but also the mother. A hospital is an ideal place to be if something might occur and there is a chance something will happen during childbirth.
Having a baby is a pleasant event but also stressful. The first two weeks as a first time mom with newborn were stressful for me, I wanted to be perfect mom and put too much pressure on myself. My plan was to breastfeed my son but unfortunately my little boy wasn’t gaining enough weight so I had to start using formula.
Arterial line kit for continuous hemodynamic monitoring b. Central venous catheter for drug administration c. Ice packs d. Cooling blanket and cooling machine filled with filtered water e. Rectal temperature probe for continuous temperature monitoring f. Sedation/ Neuromuscular blockade g. Mechanical ventilator without heated humidification N5. Baseline nursing assessment6,7,8,9 a. Baseline neurological assessment, including GCS and pupil assessment b. Baseline vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, SpO2, ETCO2, EEG and cardiac rhythm assessment) c. Baseline skin assessment d. Baseline body temperature e. Baseline blood work: Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphate, Calcium, Glucose, ABG, PTT, INR, platelets, Amylase, AST, ALT, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase N6.
The most critical factor would be adequate brain development. The brain should be developed at a certain point so the child would have complications later on. After all the brain does control everything in the body. Another factor would be the age and how much the baby weights. These factors help measure the growth of the child in the womb and how he or she will grow outside the womb.
The newborn’s Apgar score was significantly low. The Apgar tests for functions such as breathing effort, heart rate, muscle tone, reflexes, and skin color. Cheng, Shaffer, and Caughey (2006, p. 843) explained that babies born in a face up position are “more likely to have a 5-minute Apgar score of 7 or less.” Clearly all of these operations were not up to par for the newborn.
The AFP is a blood test that determines the amount of AFP that has entered the mother's bloodstream from the fetus. This test might also be part of a triple screen, a procedure that searches for defects in the neural tubes and other anomalies that may be going on. If for some reason spina bifida was not diagnosed before birth, it can still be done post-birth by CT, MRI, or x-ray. On an infant spina bifida can present as a small patch of skin with hair on the back
ABGs showed a normal or decreased PaCo2 despite severe dyspnea and hypoxemia. Other types of blood tests can check for signs of infection or anemia. If Doctor suspects that patient have a lung infection, secretions from airway may be tested to determine the cause of the infection. 4.3.3 Heart
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.
A baby who is born weighing less than 5lbs., 8 ounces, he or she is considered to have a low birth weight (Kulich, 2015). Some concerns of parents or families are the health and development of a preterm and low birth weight baby. In the first week of preterm baby, some short term complications involved problems in breathing due to immature respiratory system
Patricia is placed on the external fetal monitor. The fetal heart rate of baby A is noted in low 80’s, while baby B has a baseline of 120. The nurse suspects abruptio placentae and immediately telephones the physician. The physician orders the nurse to draw a stat CBC, CMP, PT, PTT, INR, blood type and cross match, and an Apt test.
The most obvious limitation is the retrospective design, relying solely on administrative data and especially relying on DBC for the corresponding diagnosis. The DBC mainly consists of one code, no distinction can be made between primary and secondary diagnosis. In ICD-10 codes primary and secondary conditions can be obtained, but these codes were not available for our study. Furthermore, the DBC of newborns do not have a specific diagnosis DBC but a care code DBC. Newborns are only classified by gestational age and birth(vaginal or cesarean section).