Nursing Care Related to Psychological & Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy Essay
Lauren Maxwell is a part-time model who has come to your clinic for her first prenatal visit. She has a 3-year-old at home. She tells you she missed her period 4 weeks ago and immediately took a home pregnancy test. Shes happy it was positive but also sad because she had to turn down a modeling assignment in Paris for the summer. I want to have a second child, she explains, Just not so soon. You suspect shes also anxious because she says, I know theres no turning back but what will a second child do to my career? She adds her husband, John, doesnt seem a bit worried. Is that a good thing or not? she asks. She also seems concerned about being a good parent as she says, Id die if I turn into the same kind of parent as my mother.
In addition to the positive home pregnancy test, Lauren presents with amenorrhea, breast tenderness, fatigue, and morning sickness. Shes interested in learning when she will begin to look pregnant and what she can do for the morning sicknes
Answer the following questions:
1. What psychological development tasks of pregnancy does Lauren need to complete?
2. Should you assure her that her worry about being a good parent is unfounded?
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