Case Study on Postpartum

Jun 21st, 2015
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Postpartum is a period where the mother has just finished giving birth to her baby. It is a period where the normal body of a mother is returning to its normal state. The mother should know how to take care to their baby’s and how to take care of themselves. The patient cannot do this without the help of a nurse or any medical practitioners. By the help of the nurse it can be guided her by way of clinical teaching, adequate nursing management, and proper medical advice while the patient is still in a lying-in or a hospital. Although proper information would help the patient a lot, rare abnormalities can also threaten the life of the baby or the mother. One of which is the focus of this case study, breech.

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IntroductionPostpartumis a period where the mother has just finished giving birth to her baby. It is a period where the normal body of a mother is returning to its normal state. The mother should know how to take care to their babys and how to take care of themselves. The patient cannot do this without the help of a nurse or any medical practitioners. By the help of the nurse it can be guided her by way of clinical teaching, adequate nursing management, and proper medical advice while the patient is still in a lying-in or a hospital. Although proper information would help the patient a lot, rare abnormalities can also threaten the life of the baby or the mother. One of which is the focus of this case study, breech.In almost 7 out of 10 vaginal births, the head is the part of the baby to be born first. During a woman'spregnancy, the fetus moves freely inside the uterus, cushioned out by the amniotic fluid. At 20 weeks' gestation, the midway point in the pregnancy, 7 out of 10 of fetuses are in a breech position. By 34 weeks, only about 3 out of 10 are in a breech position. As the pregnancy progresses towards term (3742 weeks), the growing fetus has less room in which to turn around, and usually remains more in an inverted (head down) position. However, in 1-2 of births, the buttocks or feet present first. In a breech birth, the presenting part of the fetus, or the part that enters the woman's birth canal first, is the buttocks or legs (Encyclopedia of Nursing &

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