Preparation for Parenthood. Peggy Korman MA CNM Assistant Professor. Handouts. Medication to Know Before Going to Maternity Clinical Terminology and Abbreviations Practice Medication Quiz break into small groups lead by someone who has been to clinical and do your best!. The Power of Birth.
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Preparation for Parenthood
Peggy Korman MA CNM
“There comes a turning point in intense physical struggle where one abandons oneself to a profligate usage of strength and bodily resource, ignoring the costs until the struggle is over. Women find this point in childbirth, men in battle.
Past that certain point, you lose all fear of pain and injury. Life becomes very simple at that point, you will do what you are trying to do, or die in the attempt, and it does not really matter much which.”
Challenging for several reasons:
All combine to create the major challenge: the long labor
c/s hazards for the mother:
Maternal mortality rates are 5-10 times higher
c/s disadvantages for the baby:
Higher mortality…resp cx
“ From the first prenatal visit a conscious effort should be made on the part of all persons involved in the care of the mother and her unborn child to make the point that L & D are normal physiologic processes.”
Those “qualified labor room personnel” find that what a woman thinks and feels and how she relates to her environment dramatically affect the course of birth
“mother the mother”
Care for all
Monitor maternity care practices
Improve quality control
Save money: a decade ago Taiwan shifted from a US style health care system to a Canadian style single payer health care system and in 6 years the % of Taiwanese people covered by health insurance rose from 60% to 97%. Expanded coverage cost no more than previous coverage because of savings in bureaucratic costs