Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)

Nursing Diagnosis for C-section (Cesarean section)

A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, about one in four women have their babies this way. Most C-sections are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. These include
  • Health problems in the mother
  • The position of the baby
  • Not enough room for the baby to go through the vagina
  • Signs of distress in the baby
C-sections are also more common among women carrying more than one baby.

The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. After healing, the incision may leave a weak spot in the wall of the uterus. This could cause problems with an attempted vaginal birth later. However, more than half of women who have a C-section can give vaginal birth later.

Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)

1. Acute pain related to postoperative wound

2. Risk for infection related to invasive procedures, skin damage, decrease in Hb

3. Risk for injury (mother) related to tissue trauma

4. Risk for impaired gas exchange (the fetus)

5. Deficient Knowledge : up to surgery

6. Anxiety

Nursing Diagnosis

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