Monday, May 27, 2024

TAKING THE PAST OBSTETRIC HISTORY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN/CLIENT

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Maternal and Child Health Record Book (Manual or Electronic)
  2. Ball pen
  3. Comfortable chairs
  4. Conducive room or an enclosed area

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer steps)
  2. Explain procedure to client (refer steps)
  3. Provide privacy and ensure client assume desire position
  4. Ask about the number of previous pregnancies and what happened in each case
  5. Ask for intervals between pregnancies and any ill health
  6. Enquire about number of tetanol injections received in life time
  7. Ask about the mode, place of delivery and duration of labour for each child
  8. Enquire if delivery of placenta for each child was normal and the amount of blood loss in each
  9. Ask about any ill health following each delivery
  10. Enquire about the condition, sex and weight of each baby at birth
  11. Ask about any ill health of each baby and at what age
  12. Ask if babies were breast fed and for how long
  13. Ask the type of feeds given to baby(ies) if not breast fed and why
  14. Ask type of Family Planning method used
  15. Enquire about immunization of babies
  16. Ask about family support
  17. Express appreciation to client for her cooperation
  18. Record and report findings to officer in charge