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Presentation for OB


I have a presentation for my OB clinical and I have to discuss postpartum sociological adjustments for mom and baby. I don’t really understand what sociological adjustments my teacher is asking about. So, I thought I’d I would ask here to see if anyone could help me. My teacher tried explain to me that I need to discuss discharge instructions for mother and baby. I think that made more more confused. Thank you.


Is there a written description of the assignment?

I can give you my guesses, with no guarantee they're what your teacher is looking for. I would start with thinking through what kinds of things will be different now (schedules, socializing, sleep, nutrition/hydration, hygiene, emotions, bonding, SO/partner relationship, etc., etc., etc.). As for the baby, how do they get needs met? What kinds of things affect whether or not they get their needs met?

People may be able to give you more direction if they can read whatever written information you have about the assignment. The best course of action may be to come up with some ideas and then touch base with your teacher again to make sure you're on the right track.

Discharge instructions do come into play, but may not encompass the extent of the assignment. For example, recommendations about taking the baby out in public may be part of the discharge instructions; this also reflects a sociological adjustment that must be made.

If I were you I would clarify whether the teacher means for you to be all-encompassing or whether she just wants you to review discharge instructions and is calling these "sociological adjustments."

Edited by JKL33


Specializes in LTC.

NON - mommy here. One thing that impressed me with new moms was the realization that NOTHING she would ever do again, would ever be based for herself ALONE without any thought of the child.

Sheesh - she can't even go to a bathroom in the mall without the baby.

No quick running into WaWa for a cup of coffee without the baby.

Back up babysitting plan B or plan C now nec.

If that's not what your prof had in mind, then I'm off track.