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Nursing Assessment for Antenatal Care

The first antenatal visit is the best time to establish baseline data. A thorough assessment of the reproductive system should be included. As with other body systems, this assessment depends on an accurate history and a thorough physical examination.

Share and share alike

Remember to keep the woman informed about assessment findings. Sharing this information with her may help her to comply with health care recommendations and encourage her to seek additional information about any problems or questions that she has later in the pregnancy.

Health history

Information obtained from the woman’s health history helps establish baseline data, which can be used to plan health-promotion strategies for every subsequent visit and identify potential complications. The health history you conduct should be extensive. Be sure to include biographic data, information on the client’s nutritional status, a medical history, a family history, a gynaecologic history and an obstetric history. Read the rest of this entry »

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