Womens health 3 teachback


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Womens health 3 teachback

  1. 1. Pregnancy, Lab or and Birth Chapters 15/16 By: Emilie Merron
  2. 2. Pregnancy It takes a total of nine months in the womb for a baby to be bornWithin those nine months, a women’s body undergo manychanges—both physically, mentally and emotionally  Organ systems adapt  Heart grows as it pumps more blood  Digestion patterns change  Hormones change  Ligaments soften  Breasts grow
  3. 3. Beginning of Motherhood Throughout the nine months of pregnancy a mother begins to develop a relationship with her baby The first sound of the heartbeat all the way to little kicks the mother may feel during the later months gives the mother a sense of connection with her little one before he/she has even been introduced to the world
  4. 4. Motherhood Cont. When it is finally time for a baby to be born, hormonal signals between a mother and their child trigger the labor process Shortly after birth, a mother continues to share this connection with their child by giving them safety and comfort (skin to skin contact/breastfeeding etc.) Becoming a mother involves the greatest transformation of them all—your whole identity changes as your life and world around you change as well
  5. 5. Preparing For Birth Prenatal care is one of the most important factors while being pregnant Choosing the right “fit” for you and your pregnancy/birthing experience all depends on how you feel and your comfort levels Recommended are high quality women centered care as well as birth settings supporting safe, healthy and satisfying birth experiences
  6. 6. Choosing the right “fit” for you There are many different providers to choose from for a woman’s birthing experience A provider is a part of a group practice that will be attended at birth to whichever provider is on call These include:  Midwives-Trained to provide women with prenatal, labor, birth and follow up care  Physicians (Family Physicians-Medical doctor to provide all basic care, Obstetrician-Gynecologists- Medical doctor providing all maternity care)
  7. 7. Birth Places Birthingplaces are particular special for a mother and their needs. Environment, culture and routine can affect these needs Such places can be:  The home  Birth Centers  Hospitals  Birth Centers in Hospitals
  8. 8. Women deserve the best Prenatal care is one of the most important factors within the entire pregnancy Consists of three interrelated elements:  Regular visits from midwife or doctor  The care you give to yourself  The care you receive from your friends, family and other support people
  9. 9. Labor and Birth Women’s experience with labor and birth vary from women to women Labor is influenced by different factors  Size, position, health of baby, mother’s health and medical history, mother’s expectations and feelings, support and the place in which you give labor and birth in
  10. 10. Vaginal and Cesarean LaborTwo different ways of giving birth include:Vaginal (Most Common)- When the vaginabegins to dialete and the head of the baby ispushed down deeper into the pelvis. Eventuallythe baby’s head makes it way through and outof the vaginal opening.Cesarean- In the United States today, 1 and 3women gives birth by cesarean section. Thisinvolves surgery to the mother stomach, whilethe mother is still awake. More risks and complications involved
  11. 11. Labor Cont. Although labor can be quite the exhilarating and life changing experience, it can also be quite painful Many different methods can be used for the mother’s pain in a more natural way  Movement, positions and rhythm  Water  Breathing  Hypnosis  Touch  Heat and cold
  12. 12. Use of Medications Injectable or Intravenous Opioids  Most common systematic medicine given to relieve pain during labor  Morphine is used only in early labor to help women with sleep Advantages- Systematic medicines are short- acting. They can be used only for a time needed. Example-morphine is used for women who are exhausted in early labor Disadvantages-The use of narcotics during labor has been found to have a limited effect on controlling women’s pain
  13. 13. Epidurals and Spinals Epidurals and spinals cause complete numbness below the level of the back at which they are placed  Advantages- They take away the greater part of pain women experience in labor and while giving birth.  Disadvantages- Some epidurals fail to work and need to be repeated and also come a long with many other complications that involve the health of the women and the labor and delivery process
  14. 14. Finals Stages The birth of a child a woman has been carrying for the past nine months is such a great accomplishment that one may feel. A mother may feel overwhelmed with a sense of different emotions Another life is now in the picture and needs all the time, attention and love a mother can give them
  15. 15. One quote that “jumped out” at me! Chapter 15—Pregnancy and Preparing for Birth “As a women who struggled with so many body image issues and an eating disorder as a younger woman, my first pregnancy was an exercise in body acceptance. Watching my stomach and hips grow and change in ways I could not control, I felt an alternating sense of disgust and amazement. When I began to look obviously pregnant, something changed. I was able to inhabit my body proudly, touching my hands to my belly knowing my child needed this body to grow, develop and give him life—never did I feel such love and pride about my physical body, and it was pure magic!”
  16. 16. Discussion Question If a women receives a test during pregnancy and has just found out that her baby that she has been carrying has some kind of genetic disorder and she feels as though she is incapable of giving the proper care it needs, do you feel she has the right to abort the baby? (The reason I am asking this is because I have heard of women doing this once finding out that their baby has some sort of genetic disorder. Many people believe tests should not be performed during pregnancy to limit the amount of abortions due to this.)