The Importance Of Successful Pregnancy

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Good clinical practices are not enough to guarantee successful pregnancies. A variety of factors out of the nurses’ control affect the mother and her baby. Those factors include the stability of the family, the support friends and loved ones give the mother, the risk level for depression, and the capacity to adjust and adapt to the unpredictability inherent in medical care.
However, nurses control many important factors in maternity care. This paper begins with a fundamental point. In the specialist’s practice or the fast-paced maternity unit, the nurse’s goal is to provide care that is patient focused and highly competent so that the pregnancy results in good health for the mother and baby. With that as the foundation, this paper argues that,
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But medical providers know less about predicting the role of family (Ngai & Ngu, 2014). The researchers’ goal was to help nurses predict how family strength, social support, and stress might evolve through pregnancy and the first postpartum weeks. The study found that mothers with strong families, good social support, and less stress during pregnancy experienced less postpartum decline in family and marital functioning, while fathers with positive family and marital relationships also experienced less such decline (Ngai & Ngu, 2014). The authors concluded that couples-based interventions initiated early during pregnancy strengthened family coherence and promoted positive family behavior (Ngai & Ngu, …show more content…
The research examined for this report illuminates each of those three issues in provocative ways all leading to the common core: the vital role of family dynamics during pregnancy. There is an undeniably connection among healthy mothers, healthy babies and healthy families.
High-quality care starts with nurses’ understanding of family situations. Lennon et al. (2015) provided guidance on how that may happen. Nurses must assess family hardiness. Through the powers of observation and inquiry, the nurse has the opportunity to assess a family’s durability, its belief in the ability to control behavior, and its confidence to adapt to make changes beneficial. A good nurse seizes that opportunity to guide the pregnant mother and family toward the positive behaviors of a loving, supportive family.
Ultimately, the payoff for nurses comes when leadership meets mission. As leaders, nurses accept both the challenge and opportunity of relationship-based nursing care – relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. The challenge comes because, as Cornthwaite et al. (2013) said, teamwork often is lacking within maternity units. The opportunity exists because nurses have the skills to use evidence, observation, and analysis to integrate family dynamics into an effective strategy for

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