Antepartum Nursing Role of Multiple Pregnancies: A Case Study

  • Sunee Kleebpan Maternal Newborn Nursing and Midwifery, Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Porntip Cheewapat Maternal Newborn Nursing and Midwifery, Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
Keywords: multiple gestation, antepartum nursing care, nursing role

Abstract

Multiple gestation is a high-risk pregnancy. The impact of multiple gestation affects both mother and foetus whether it be common complications such as abortion, preterm labour and twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). It is also a major cause behind increasing perinatal morbidity and affects the family especially in terms of the psychological problems of the family. Pregnant women and the family experience anxiety about their foetal health and long hospital stay, therefore nurses play an important role in caring about the physical and psychological well-being of pregnant women and the family. The important roles of nursing in pregnant women who’ve had multiple gestation are as follows: 1) direct care provider using the nursing process by assessment risk factors, symptoms and complications, will contribute to the planning and nursing; 2) educator by providing information to behave appropriately; and 3) counselor on health and psychological aspects – these are important in preventing complications and the risk surveillance of mother and foetus. In addition, the effects of psychological problems in pregnant women and the family are reduced.

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Published
2020-02-24
Section
Academic Articles