Family-centered Maternity Care and Rooming-in - page 2

A thread in the Ob/Gyn nursing forum got me thinking about this. Family centered maternity care (FCMC) is a buzzword that's no doubt quite familiar to many in maternal/child nursing circles. In my... Read More

  1. Visit  dscrn profile page
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    I also see your point. I've cared for many c/s moms who had their babies room in. My concern was immediatly post op, when my daughter was dozing off a miserable labor, E/C/S. It had been an all nighter, and c/s due to fetal distress. With mom sleeping, my fear was that my grandson would have a fresh c/s choking episode. When I mentioned this to her nurse, she sai d"why would the baby choke"
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  3. Visit  LJMoats profile page
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    Very true FCMC should not mean you are on your own. The focus is on the family unit keeping them together. Staff should be more attentive in these instances. Practically every moment is a teaching opportunity. The nurse should help the mother/support person gain confidence in caring for their newborn.
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    dscrn & LJMoats - I agree with both of you. Nurses shouldn't just be rolling the baby into the room and leave them on their own completely! It's a fine balance to strike sometimes - between making sure mom & baby are adequately 'checked on' and 'helped' and being an annoyance by being in there too much!
  5. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    Your description sounds pretty much precisely what our hospital does. Rooming in is best, but I agree that respite care in a perfect environment would be available upon request. That we can't always do at night, if we are tight-staffed. But we do our best to honor requests if at all possible. Moms who are sick or have just had surgery CANNOT be expected to care for their newborn entirely right out post-op. We should make ourselves available to help. From what I see, though, so many hospitals are loading up 6 or more couplets to a nurse. That has to be hard to do unless there is a fulltime nursery to send the baby to, that is well-staffed.

    Great work, Elvish.
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  6. Visit  CityKat profile page
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    I just talked with my midwife today about what happens after the birth. She said it is a mandatory 24 hour stay with a normal vaginal birth. I will meet with a lactation consultant and learn how to breast feed and if I want to stay an additional day, that is fine with them. My baby will stay in the room with me and I will have the care of a nurse to walk me through everything. That is very exciting to me since I have absolutely NO IDEA what to expect or even how to embark on this journey that is about to take place this fall.
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    6 couplets are a lot. Usually a post partum assignment is 3-4 couplets. We have LDrp'S so at times a nurse will have a labor and and an "old" mommy/baby couplet. A lot of times if that happens I will try to assign the labor nurse a patient with a baby in NICU. Sometimes the dollars and cents gets to us all.
  8. Visit  LJMoats profile page
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    Citi-Kat congratulations on your upcoming adventure! It seems you have great resources in place, get the most of them while you can! If possible stay for the second day, you never know what may come up and the questions you will have. Being a first time mom it my help you feel a little better about having someone around, just in case!
  9. Visit  CityKat profile page
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    Quote from LJMoats
    Citi-Kat congratulations on your upcoming adventure! It seems you have great resources in place, get the most of them while you can! If possible stay for the second day, you never know what may come up and the questions you will have. Being a first time mom it my help you feel a little better about having someone around, just in case!
    Thanks LJMoats It's definitely going to be an adventure! Some other friends told me it's a good idea to stay the second night, regardless. My mom will be here with me for three weeks, but she may arrive after I've already given birth. So, I do think I am going to stay that additional night. I cannot have too much help and I KNOW I will be FULL of questions!!
  10. Visit  dscrn profile page
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    and as excitedas you are,,,GET REST WHEN YOU CAN
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