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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Check Your Understanding Questions

Maternal Newborn NursingCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
Discuss the maternal physiologic changes associated with the reproductive system and their causes.
2 .
Discuss the maternal physiologic changes associated with the cardiovascular system and their causes.
3 .
Explain the role of progesterone in maintaining the pregnancy.
4 .
Differentiate between the presumptive, probable, and positive signs of pregnancy.
5 .
What is the long-term result when the actions by the pregnant person’s partner demonstrate support of the pregnancy?
6 .
What should the parents consider when observing the siblings’ reaction to the pregnancy?
7 .
Explain why the discomforts of pregnancy are common.
8 .
Describe three self-care activities to decrease lower back pain. Provide rationale for why you chose these activities.
9 .
What information would you provide to a pregnant patient about decreasing insomnia?
10 .
What is the purpose of surfactant?
11 .
Why is the embryo so vulnerable to the effects of teratogens?
12 .
Describe the steps of pre-embryonic development from conception to implantation.
13 .
Differentiate between a certified professional midwife and a traditional birth attendant.
14 .
What should the nurse do if a pregnant person asks for advice about how to choose a perinatal health care provider?
15 .
Differentiate between the health care provided at inpatient and free-standing birthing centers.
16 .
What should the nurse do if a pregnant person asks for advice about having a home delivery?
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