Monday, May 27, 2024

EDUCATION ON MINOR DISORDERS OF PREGNANCY: CONSTIPATION

Table of Contents

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer steps)
  2. Provide privacy and ensure client assume desired position
  3. Explain to client the need to attend antenatal clinic and procedures involved
  4. Explain the possible cause of constipation to her
  5. Advice client to take adequate fruits, vegetables and high fibre in diet
  6. Encourage her drink at least 8 cups of water per day
  7. Counsel client to drink warm water on waking up from bed
  8. Counsel client not to delay the edge to defecate
  9. Counsel client to empty the bowel regularly
  10. Encourage client to walk, move or exercise daily as can tolerate
  11. Counsel not to use enema or purgative
  12. Advice client to report to the clinic in case of severe constipation
  13. Encourage client to ask questions and give appropriate answers
  14. Emphasize the need for client to adhere to information given
  15. Express appreciation of client for her cooperation
  16. Record and report all information in the Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual or Electronic)