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Ch. 7 - Pain Management During Labor - Chapter 7 Nursing...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7 Nursing Management of Pain During Labor and Birth Education for Childbearing • Gestational diabetes mellitus • Early pregnancy • Exercise for pregnant women • Infant care • Breastfeeding • Sibling • Grandparent • Adolescent childbirth 2 Variations of Basic Childbirth Preparation Classes • Refresher • Cesarean birth • Vaginal birth after cesarean 3 Content of Childbirth Preparation Classes • Benefits of exercise • Pain control methods for labor 4 Childbirth and Pain • How childbirth pain differs from other pain ▫ Part of a normal birth process ▫ Woman has several months to prepare for pain management ▫ Is self-limiting and rapidly declines after birth 5 Factors That Influence Labor Pain • Pain threshold • Sources of pain during labor • Central nervous system’s factors ▫ Gate control theory ▫ Endorphins • Maternal conditions ▫ Cervical readiness ▫ Pelvis ▫ Labor intensity ▫ Fatigue • Fetal presentation and position 6 Nonpharmacological Pain Management Advantages Limitations • No harm to fetus • Don’t slow labor if adequately control pain • No risk of allergy or adverse reactions...
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