Breastm uterus, bladder, bowel, lochia, episiotomy, hemorrhoids, emotion
Bubblehe : acroynm for assessment
100.4 f (38 C)
temperature should not rise above this number f (c) - due to exertion and dehydration in labor.
Mom may experience __________ r/t hypovolemia secondary to hemorrahage. (orthostatic hypotension)
Breat assessment: usually present 2-3 days after birth; yellow to orange in color...high in carbs, protein, and antibodies and low in fat. Laxitive affect to help baby remove early stools.
Lightly massage fundus in a circular motion (while not fogetting to support the uterus)
What should a nurse do is it determined that the fundus is boggy?
Suspect ________ _________ if the fundus is higher than normal, and not midline (right).
Redness, edema, Ecchymosis (brusis), drainage, approximation
use REEDA to evaluate perineal area. (Ecchymosis)
Extreme sweating @ night to get ride of the extra fluids and waste through skin. postpartum first word.
Taking In (1-2 days)
Mother is passive, somewhat dependant as sorts reality from fantasy in birth experience. Food and sleep are major needs. ( days)
Taking Hold (2-3 days)
Mother eady to resume control over her life, focused on baby and may need reassurance. ( days)
Maternal role attainment
the process by which a woman learns mothering behaviors and becomes comfortable with her identity as a mother.
occurs during pregnancy, the woman looks to role models, especially her own mother, for examples for how to mother.
begins when the child is born. The woman is still influenced by the guidance of others and tries to act as she believes others expect her to act.
begins when the mother begins to make her own choices about mothering. The woman begins to develop her own style of mothering and finds ways to make things work for her.
the final stage, when the woman is comfortable with the notion of herself as a mother.
during the first few days after birth the new mother applies herself to the task of getting to know her baby; behavioral cues (crying)...fingertip exploration, en face position, responds verbally to sounds of infant.