Monday, May 27, 2024

HEALTH EDUCATION ON NUTRITION TO A PREGNANT CLIENT

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Visual aids (flip chart)
  2. Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual or Electronic)
  3. Sample of various food items in a tray
  4. Conducive room or an enclosed area
  5. Chairs

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer steps)
  2. Explain procedure to client (refer steps)
  3. Provide privacy and ensure client assume desired position
  4. Explain to client the need to attend antenatal clinic and procedures involved
  5. Find out about client’s eating habits
  6. Find out about the local foods available and food taboos
  7. Find out client’s socio economic status and counsel appropriately
  8. Inform client about the importance of adequate and nutritious diet
  9. Teach client about the sources of protective, energy giving and body building foods with examples
  10. Explain the importance of roughage and fluids in the diet
  11. Educate client on the avoidance of intake of non-nutritious substances (Pica)
  12. Advice client to report to the clinic in case of severe vomiting
  13. Encourage client to take prescribed iron supplements and folic acid regularly
  14. Educate on the avoidance of alcohol and smoking
  15. Educate on the elimination/reduction of caffeinated beverages
  16. Encourage client to ask questions and give appropriate answers
  17. Emphasize the need for client to adhere to information given
  18. Express appreciation of client for her cooperation
  19. Record and report all information in the Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual or Electronic)