Case Studies, Chapter 21, Nursing Management of Labor and Birth at Risk
1. Laura is a 26-year-old G2P1 who had a cesarean delivery for fetal distress with her first pregnancy. Laura is now struggling with deciding between a repeat cesarean delivery or attempting a VBAC. (Learning Objective 9)
a. In order to ensure that Laura has the facts to assist her in her decision, explain the risks of a repeat cesarean deliver
b. Laura can’t understand why more women don’t want to try a VBAC delivery. Discuss the possible reasons for this.
c. Describe the management of care for a woman attempting a VBAC delivery.
Antepartum Case Studies
As you provide answers to the questions in the following case studies below please refer to your Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Nursing textbook’s Chapter 19 and 20 to provide you with pertinent information in reference to these cases.
Each of the objectives listed in the following case studies are in reference to those found in the textbook chapters listed alongside the case studies heading.
Please use this document as your template and insert your responses after each question in a different color or font.
Case Studies, Chapter 19, Nursing Management of Pregnancy at Risk: Pregnancy-Related Complications
1. Teresa is a 36-year-old primigravida who is expecting twins. She is 26 weeks pregnant. She stays after your “What to Expect with Twins” class to talk to you. Although Teresa is a nurse, she has many questions and concerns. Her twins are a result of years of trying to get pregnant and in vitro fertilization. She is nervous about whether she will have a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section. She is worried about having the babies prematurely. She wants you to tell her everything that could go wrong so she can be prepared. (Learning Objectives 1, 2, 4, and 5)
a. Why is Teresa’s pregnancy considered a high-risk pregnancy?
b. Discuss potential pregnancy-related complications for Teresa.
c. Discuss the potential risks to the babies.
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