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Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care



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maternal and child care

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Holy Angel UniversityCollege of NursingCommunity Health Nursing- PandanSubmitted By:Submitted To:September 20, 2006
The mother and child are the most vulnerable members of the community. Theyare the ones usually affected by the changes in the overall health situation. The healthcondition of the mother and child is a very important indicator of the adequacy of healthcare in the country. Maternal and child cares start long before pregnancy and extendslong after infancy. However, the most critical period is during childbearing until a fewyears after childbirth.
-This is essential for ensuring the overall health of newborns and their mothers(Pilliteri, 2003).-A good prenatal care results in proper monitoring of the progress of the pregnancy (DOH, 1997)Purpose
Establish a baseline of present health
Determine the gestational age of the fetus
It checks the health condition of the mother and baby as they undergochanges that take place from conception to the time the mother goesinto labor.
Monitor fetal development
Identify the woman at risk for complications by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur 
Provide time for education about pregnancy and possible dangersPrenatal Visit-A time to establish baseline data relevant to planning health-promotionstrategies now and with every subsequent visit.-It should be started during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Health Teachings
Teaching the client regarding the presumptive, probable, and positive findingof pregnancy.
Relating assessment information and health-promotion activities throughoutthe pregnancy.
Obtaining a health history, including screening for the presence of teratogensand any problems the woman may experience.
Instructing the client regarding the discomforts of early pregnancy during thefirst, second and third trimester of pregnancy.
Instructing regarding the danger signs of pregnancy.
The importance and proper breastfeeding technique should be included in thehealth teaching.
-Pregnancy is officially diagnosed on the basis of the symptoms reported by thewoman and the signs elicited by a health care provider. These signs andsymptoms are traditionally divided into three classifications: presumptive, probable, and positive.Presumptive Signs of Pregnancy
Experienced by the woman but cannot be documented by the examiner.1.Breast changes2.Morning sickness3.Amenorrhea4.Frequent urination5.Fatigue6.Uterine enlargement7.Linea nigra

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