Perform ultrasound to determine fetal positioning.
Observe the patient for possible uterine contractions.
Administer RhoGAM to the patient if she is Rh negative.
Perform a mini catheterization to obtain a urine specimen to assess for bleeding.
In the first trimester. diseases or abnormalities result in asymmetric IUGR.
Infants with asymmetric IUGR have the potential for normal growth and development.
In asymmetric IUGR. weight is slightly more than SGA. whereas length and head circumference are somewhat less than SGA.
Symmetric IUGR occurs in the later stages of pregnancy.
Altered nutrition. less than body requirements for lactation
Alteration in comfort related to nausea and abdominal distention
Impaired bowel motility related to pain medication and immobility
Fatigue related to cesarean delivery and physical care demands of infant
Encourage frequent use of a pacifier so that the infant becomes accustomed to sucking.
Hold the infant’s head firmly against the breast until he latches onto the nipple.
Encourage the mother to stop feeding for a few minutes and comfort the infant.
Provide a formula for the infant until he becomes calm. and then offer the breast again.
Two weeks before menstruation
Immediately after menstruation
Immediately before menstruation
Three weeks before menstruation
Administer oxygen by face mask.
Notify the health care provider of the client’s symptoms.
Have the client breathe into her cupped hands.
Check the client’s blood pressure and fetal heart rate.
At 16 weeks of gestation
At 20 weeks of gestation
At 24 weeks of gestation
At 30 weeks of gestation
Stimulate the infant to cry.
Wrap the infant in warm blankets.
Feed the infant formula.
Obtain a serum glucose level.
“Breastfeeding my infant consistently every 3 to 4 hours stops ovulation and my period.”
“Breastfeeding my baby immediately after drinking alcohol is safer than waiting for the alcohol to clear my breast milk.”
“I can start smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding because it will not affect my breast milk.”
“When I take a warm shower after I breastfeed. it relieves the pain from being engorged between breastfeedings.”