Student Number 20050339 REFLECTION 5 Choosing a model that suits the practitioner best reflective practice can make sense of your reflection and support a positive plan of action for next time (Bulman & Shulz 2008). Using Johns (1994) model of reflection, this reflective account will look at my thoughts and feelings following a new birth visit. DESCRIPTION This visit highlighted to me the issues and the delicacy of maternal mental health and how life events can affect the wellbeing of an individual. A close relative of the family I visited had very recently lost their baby shortly after being born. This had obviously been very difficult time and I was aware that the birth of a new baby within the family may have come with mixed emotions.
These signs can appear any time within the ﬁrst three months after delivery: ■ Treatment There are safe and effective treatments available for postpartum depression. These can include behavioral therapy and support, medications or a combination of both. Your doctor can help you ﬁnd the treatment that’s best for you. If you are breastfeeding, be sure to ask your doctor about side effects before starting any new medications. Feeling depressed, with tearfulness or crying spells Feeling nervous or afraid, often about the baby’s health or about being a mother Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty Feeling moody or very stressed Losing interest or pleasure in activities, including being a mother Not able to concentrate or make decisions Sleep problems (trouble falling asleep or waking up very early) Feeling extremely tired, beyond the normal feelings caused by caring for a newborn Ongoing thoughts about death, including suicide Problems caring for the baby Appetite changes (eating too much or not eating enough) ■ ■ When to call a
Every mother looks forward to the day there baby is finally born. Waiting for that first moment to hear the baby cry and to hold them. When the day comes to give birth, they are hoping that there are minimal to no complications. When complications do arise or your new born infant has come prematurely, the infant is most likely cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Infants in the NICU are among the most vulnerable patients.
The goal is to keep her pain under control if not completely relieved. Other medications (stool softeners) may be added to her drug regiment to counter act some of the side effects of Vicodin. Controlling pain will enable her to remain mobile for as long as possible, therefore promoting independence. Social isolation secondary to lack of personal involvement of sons, friends and few female family members is another concern. The nurse and the patient working in unison will develop a care plan to slowly increase the involvement of others.
It may also cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes Restoril late in pregnancy. Do not use temazepam if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication. This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby.
The experience of pregnancy and the feeling of postpartum life are unique for every woman. The culture is showing that becoming a mother of a baby is the happiest time in a woman’s life. Every woman should know and understand what is prenatal mental health. The society should provide the support and information to all the pregnant women. “Women were afraid of two things: to die during childbirth and that something should happen to the baby during childbirth.
The act of nursing a child creates an important bond between the mother and child. When Tita takes over the job of feeding Roberto, the author says, “It was as if the child’s mother was Tita and not Rosaura” (78). By having a physical and emotional bond with Roberto, Tita feels like she is an important role in his life. By creating this bond, Roberto will only feel comfortable around Tita and will believe that he is in a safe environment. When a child responds in an uncontrollable manner, it usually means that he or she is uncomfortable and want to return to his or her comfort zone.
A partner’s role during the child birthing process is very important, to ensure the woman feels emotionally supported. This applies as much during child birth as it does after. During labor a woman can feel scared, tired and experience anxiety due to the stress of the unknown. Having someone there for support, allows opportunity to feel a greater sense of calm and can even help create a smoother birthing process. Having a partner is especially helpful after childbirth, because they can help with a newborn and allow the mother to
It is caused by the sudden fall in hormone levels (particularly of estrogen and progesterone) that occurs after a baby is born (WEBMED). The syndrome can lead a mother to experience postpartum depression, and most extreme postpartum psychosis. Women who experience postpartum blues may never experience the associated depression or psychosis. Postpartum blues can occur to certain women that have had depression before. Postpartum blue symptoms include feeling of isolated and inadequate and concerns for the responsibility that they are going to have.
They are concerned that women are becoming pregnant and simply saying, “O well, I’ll just have another abortion.” That is not the case. Women have the right to have an abortion because they will take time to make the right decision. They will make their decision in conjunction with their doctor, their family, and their clergy. That is the position many women are in, and being in that position they are qualified to decide to have, or not have an abortion. We should try to make it less likely for a woman to find themselves making the choice of whether or not to have an abortion.