Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study

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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 concept is that if teamwork serves the goal of healthy mothers and babies, then teamwork holds the key to holistic family care. The authors argue for Relationship-Based Nursing Practice as an effective care-delivery model for maternity units in particular (Hedges, Nichols, & Filoteo, 2012). A team- and relationship-based framework included a vison of the registered nurse as a full member of the healthcare team, working in a very safe and family-centered care environment (Hedges et al., 2012). The positive outcomes included improved patient safety, increased patient satisfaction, and improved teamwork among nurses (Hedges 2012). The authors argue for Relationship-Based Nursing Practice as an effective care-delivery model for maternity units in particular (Hedges et al., 2012). A team- and relationship-based framework included a vison of the registered nurse as a full member of the healthcare team, working in a very safe and family-centered care environment (Hedges et al., 2012). The positive outcomes included improved patient safety, increased patient satisfaction, and improved teamwork among nurses (Hedges et al.,

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