Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)
Current trends of obstetrical nursing
Author(s): K Radhika
Abstract: In the changing scenario of health care system of today’s world, the trends in midwifery and obstetrical nursing are also changing. There are new advancements in care being provided, parenthood planning, national maternal health policies. Midwifery is as old as the history of human species. Archaeological evidence of a woman squatting in childbirth supported by another woman from behind demonstrates the existence of midwifery in 500BC. There is much advancement in obstetrical nursing. Currents trends in obstetrical nursing are follows as technological advances increased cost of high- tech care, changing patterns of child birth, prenatal risk factors, and family centered care, rising caesarean birth rates early discharge and role of fathers in child birth
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