High-risk pregnancies and pregnancy complications present complex challenges for both expectant mothers and healthcare providers. These situations demand a specialized and compassionate nursing approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for maternal and fetal health.
Labor refers to the process of childbirth, during which a pregnant woman experiences rhythmic uterine contractions that lead to the progressive opening of the cervix and the eventual delivery of the baby. It is a natural and dynamic process that signifies the end of pregnancy and the beginning of motherhood.
Newborn reflexes are involuntary, automatic movements or responses exhibited by infants shortly after birth, triggered by specific stimuli. These innate reflexes are typically temporary, gradually diminishing as the baby’s nervous system matures, making them essential components of nursing assessments in early neonatal care.