Dystocia

Mar 10, 2009

Dystocia is a difficulty of labor

Cause:

  • ineffective contraction or ineffective bearing down( pushing during the 2nd stage of labor
  • abnormalities in the pregnancy
  • abnomalities in the passageway
  • abnormal fetal presentation, position, size or developmental result in a a problem with the fetus
  • factor such as fear or anxiety
Nursing Care:
  • alleviate patient to reduce anxiety
  • encourage deep breathing exercises
  • provide back rub and sacral pressure if needed
  • psychological reassurance and encouragement from family or staffs
  • ice chips for dry mouth if necessary

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