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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Reflection Questions

Maternal Newborn NursingReflection Questions

Reflection Questions

1 .
Reflect on a time when you felt supported during a painful or strenuous time. What environment was the most helpful for you during that experience? Apply this concept to the different laboring people you might encounter and how you would support them.
2 .
How would you respond as a nurse if your patient wanted to continue pushing efforts beyond 3 or 4 hours? Compare this to how you would respond if a patient wanted to discontinue pushing efforts and instead have a cesarean birth before 1 or 2 hours.
3 .
Think about the fourth stage of labor, with all the significant changes taking place. What would help the birthing person feel safe and well cared for during this stage?
4 .
Think about patient and staff safety in the event of threatening behavior during labor by a support person. How would you keep the patient, yourself, and other staff safe?
5 .
Should insurance coverage for a doula be required if outcomes are improved by their presence? Reflect on the implications for this.

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