Prenatal Care Observation Paper

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A. The student will integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population. The mother I took care of this week came to Providence on 2/20/17 and gave birth to a baby boy vaginally at 0418. The patient is a 31-year-old female who is married and has four other children. The children range in ages from 9,5,4, and 2. The patient and her husband had planned this pregnancy. After giving birth the patient had already decided to get a tubal done, so her newborn son was chosen complete their family. The patient stated that she didn’t receive prenatal care until October, which was pretty far into her pregnancy. Her reasoning behind this choice was she had four other children and “knew what she was doing.” When the patient did receive prenatal care it was through St. Luke’s South where she had planned to give birth. The patient is a nurse and her job changed…show more content…
• Nursing Interventions: Encourage patients to use other forms of bowel regulation, such as increasing bulk in the diet, increasing fluid intake (6–8 full glasses/day), and increasing mobility. My patient has decided to breast feed her baby and the medications of Ferrous Sulfate, Ibuprofen, and Colace will not affect the baby in any way. The patient did take Hydrocodone at 2045 and made sure it was okay to breast-feed the child in the morning. Taking hydrocodone while breastfeeding can sometimes cause the newborn to become drowsy. As long on the mother takes the medication as prescribed no other side effects should occur. C. The student will collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client

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