Tag: bedside nursing

  • 5 Ways to Increase Chances of a Safe Delivery for Mothers[Part 2]

    For this article we shall continue with part 2 of 5 ways to increase chances of a safe delivery for mothers, this follows from part 1¬†of the series. 3. Screen for bleeding disorder. Check for high blood pressure as this multiplies bleeding rate hence reducing the survival rates of the mother, ensure you keep track of your blood pressure every time you visit a health worker ¬†or during the antenatal visits. Also if you are planning to deliver from a hospital other than the one you’re taking your antenatal classes from, please alert them of your medical conditions Bleeding disorders

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  • Physical Care After Caesarean Birth For Mothers

    The days following the birth of your baby, the postpartum period, can be one of the most challenging times for mothers and families. This period can be even more challenging for mothers who have had a c-section delivery. After any delivery, a mother needs to allow her body to rest and heal. Ideally, this means little to no housework, and no running after other little ones. The maternal mortality rate is highest in the postpartum period, so special consideration needs to be given to the care of the mother. If you are a single mother or your partner has to return

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  • 6 Things New Parents Should Avoid After C-Section

    [rt_reading_time label=”Read Time:” postfix=”minutes” postfix_singular=”minute”] This article is a continuation from the previous post on caring for new mothers after caesarean delivery,¬†if you haven’t read it, we strongly suggest it that you do so ¬†before continuing. Now that you’re here, having successfully been discharged from the hospital, and you safely Home recovering, here is a list of the things that a mother should avoid till advised by the doctors. RELATED: Two Important Things For Mothers After Giving Birth Things to Avoid: Sexual intercourse until your health care provider tells you that it is safe The use of tampons or douche

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  • Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care: Three Tips You Need to Know¬†

    Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care: Three Tips You Need to Know When you assume the role as caregiver, you assume an enormous amount of responsibility. Caring for a loved one is a worthwhile cause. As you take on this noble duty, you should always be aware of your own personal needs. Here are a few tips to help you balance between caring for others — and yourself. 1. ¬†Stay Organised When you get started as a caregiver, it‚Äôs easy to become overwhelmed. Not only do you have to tend to the immediate needs of your loved one, but you

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