Caring for a pregnant woman

Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman Introduction Caring for a pregnant woman is a sensitive process particularly for a learning disability nurse. I am, for instance, tasked with ensuring the woman delivers successfully without hitches that could kill the unborn baby (Basford & Slevin, 2003). Additionally, as the paper will demonstrate, I should cater for the woman’s family even after giving birth.
Caring for a Pregnant Woman
As a learning disability nurse, I have to juggle a lot of roles and responsibilities especially when dealing with a pregnant woman. For example, it begins with the needs of the woman such as maintaining or improving their mental and physical health. I would achieve the feat through reduction of barriers that prevent the pregnant woman from attaining a fulfilling life (Gates & Atherton, 2007). In the nursing profession, as a learning disability nurse, providing for the woman’s unborn baby and family involves specialist healthcare through teaching skills.
Therefore, gaining knowledge and insight on healthcare issues is paramount for continued good health for the woman, her family, and her unborn baby. Consequently, it will permit me to find resources that enable the pregnant woman to receive the best counseling and guidance. Alternatively, communication skills are vital as a learning nurse because it helps the pregnant patient in maintaining her personal hygiene, and attending pre-natal services. Offering the patient a consistent healthcare review including other care plans is fundamental to improve their social welfare especially during medication (Gates & Barr, 2009). Continued good health can also be enhanced through constant daily encouragement, therapy and treatment that matches the patient’s needs. This should involve other professionals such as social workers, speech therapists, and physiotherapists.
Advanced Labor
However, in case of advanced labor, as a learning disability nurse, I would involve other fellow nurses with different specialties. In other words, my first reaction would be to seek for external assistance to effectively facilitate the birth of the baby. Additionally, I would examine the patient’s mental and physical wellbeing to reduce other existing barriers that could interfere with the unborn child. Therefore, in helping the birth of the baby, arranging for emergency missions while providing social care is critical to assist in tests and evaluations. Considering the evidence-based outcome in regards to individual care ensures that the delivery of the placenta and membranes match the healthcare needs and objectives of the pregnant woman. Putting the patient through anxiety management programs and behavior sessions aids in reducing nervousness that could interfere with the advanced labor (Hannon & Clift, 2010). As a result, my priorities for the new-born baby would begin with teaching and training the mother on social and healthcare matters. It demonstrates that all the new born must be accessible to all the healthcare services while I note the health outcomes. The new-born baby is equally entitled to early learning to avoid developing any disabilities.
It, thus, is imperative as a learning disability nurse to establish clear mechanisms of assisting a pregnant woman through provision of both social and healthcare services (Turnbull, 2008). Likewise, monitoring the feedback is integral for the new born baby to grow healthy in spite of the maternal challenges.
Basford, L. & Slevin, O. (2003). Theory and Practice of Nursing: An Integrated Approach to Caring Practice. New York, NY: SAGE.
Gates, B. & Atherton, H. (2007). Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion. New York, NY: Elsevier Health Sciences.
Gates, B. & Barr, O. (2009). Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Hannon, L. & Clift, J. (2010). General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities. Mason, OH: Routledge.
Turnbull, J. (2008). Learning Disability Nursing. Mason, OH: John Wiley & Sons.