During a home visit onthe fifth postpartum day, the client begins to cry and says that she is worriedabout her ability to care for her baby adequately. She tells the nurse. I wishI could just get organizedI need 8 hours of sleep! The nurse determines thatshe is experiencing which of the following?
A. Taking-in phase of childbearing; she is exhibiting typical signs of adaptation. B. Postpartum blues phase of childbearing; she needs psychological counseling. C. Letting-go phase of childbearing; she needs help to assume the maternal role. D. Taking-hold phase of childbearing; she is feeling inadequate about neonatal care.
Taking-hold phase of childbearing; she is feeling inadequate about neonatal care.
A primipara often has concerns about her ability to care for her infant properly during the taking-hold phase. She is working toward independence and autonomy and wants to be able to perform well in her new role as mother. She needs emotional support, advice on how to manage, reassurance, and reinforcement of appropriate behavior.