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Maternal Book by Kennedy Dela Cruz MCNP

Maternal Book by Kennedy Dela Cruz MCNP

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Maternal Book by Kennedy Dela Cruz MCNP
Maternal Book by Kennedy Dela Cruz MCNP

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Published by: kennedy14344 on Feb 13, 2010
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With deepest admiration, this book entitled “
Maternal and Child Nursing: AFamily Centered Approach”
is dedicated to my significant others that includes my latefather, my mother, my sisters and my brother and to my friends who have stood by meover the years who provided inspirations to achieve this accomplishment..And to Almighty God for His unending and immeasurable love for me.
Grateful acknowledgement is made to my parents for their unending support andwholeheartedly given their love and concern in many ways.The author is greatly indebted to my client who shared her understanding andsome classified information necessary for this book. Likewise my deepest appreciationand gratitude for her cooperation most especially during the documentation, without her this book would not have been completed.Special acknowledgment to Ms. who both assisted me during the prenatal and indocumenting during the delivery and in the newborn care.My sincerest thanks to my Clinical Instructor, who imparted her knowledge, skillsand assistance throughout the duration of this book. And above all, to Almighty God, for the strength, love and grace in writing this book.
Branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy,labor, childbirth and the time after childbirth. Obstetricians work to ensure thatpregnancy culminates in the delivery of a healthy baby, without impairing the health of the mother. The mother's medical history and health status are initially evaluated.Physical examination discloses the mother's uterine size and estimates the length of her pregnancy. If the obstetrician detects abnormalities, prenatal testing may need to bedone on the fetus. An important modern development has been ultrasonography, whichallows the obstetrician to non-invasively diagnose intra-uterine conditions. Delivery of the baby is helped by the use of a Friedman's chart, which shows the patterns of cervical dilation. The care of women during childbirth was originally in the hands of women but in the 16th cent. physicians grew interested in the field. Of specialimportance were the invention of the delivery forceps by Peter Chamberlen in the 17thcent. and the introduction of anesthesia in the 19th cent. The adoption of antisepticmethods according to the theories of Joseph Lister and Ignaz Semmelweis reduced theincidence of infection in childbirth and made possible successfulcesarean section.Obstetrics is often combined withgynecologyas a medical specialty
Branch of medicine specializing in the disorders of the female reproductivesystem. Modern gynecology deals with menstrual disorders, menopause, infectiousdisease and maldevelopment of the reproductive organs, disturbances of the sexhormones, benign and malignant tumor formation, and the prescription of contraceptivedevices. A branch of gynecology, reproductive medicine, deals with infertility and utilizesartificial insemination and in-vitro fertilizations, where a human egg is harvested,fertilized in a test tube, then implanted into the womb. Some gynecologists also practiceobstetrics. Surgical gynecology began to make progress in the 19th cent., when theintroduction of anesthesiaand antisepsis (seeantiseptic) paved the way for many advances. The American physician J. M.Simswas largely responsible for gainingacceptance of gynecology as a medical and surgical specialty. Until then there hadbeen opposition to it on moral grounds from midwives, the clergy and the medicalprofession. In recent years, because of controversies over abortionandbirth control, government has become involved in gynecological practice.
Period of time between fertilization of theovum(conception) andbirth, during which mammals carry their developing young in the uterus (seeembryo). The durationof pregnancy in humans is about 280 days, equal to 9 calendar months. After thefertilized ovum is implanted in theuterus, rapid changes occur in the reproductiveorgans of the mother. The uterus becomes larger and more flexible, enlargement of the

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