Maternal child nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that specializes in the care of pregnant and postpartum mothers, as well as their newborn children. Obstetric nursing, perinatal nursing, and pediatric nursing are all specialties in this field.
What should maternal child nurses know?
A career in maternal-child nursing necessitates a thorough awareness of normal adult and pediatric physiology, as well as excellent assessment and monitoring abilities.
Obstetrics, women’s health, neonatal, perinatal, and pediatric care are all areas in which she excels.
Sexuality in Humans
- Sexuality refers to a person’s complex behaviors, attitudes, emotions, and preferences that are associated with sexual self and eroticism.
- Sex is a fundamental and dynamic component of existence.
- The nurse serves as a resource person on human sexuality during the reproductive years.
B. Sexuality-related definitions
Gender identity refers to one’s perception of femininity or masculinity.
Gender identity develops between the ages of 2-4 and 3 years
Role identity refers to the attitudes, behaviors, and characteristics that distinguish roles.
Sex identifies whether a person is biologically male or female. Sexual intercourse is a term that is sometimes used to refer to a certain sexual behavior.
Sexuality refers to a person’s behavior as a boy or a girl, a man or a woman. Dynamic change occurs throughout the life of an entity. Created at the time of inception
II. Physiology and Anatomy of the Sexual Organs
A. Female Reproductive System (Female Reproductive System)
- External value or pretender a. Mons pubis/Veneris – a pad of fatty tissues that sits over the symphysis pubis and is covered by the skin during puberty and serves as a cushion or protection for the symphysis pubis.
Pubic Hair Development Stages
Tanner scale is a measure for determining sexual maturity.
Stage 1. Pre-adolescence is the first stage. There is no pubic hair. Only fine body hair
Stage 2 – Hair at the pubis symphysis is sparse, long, somewhat pigmented, and curly, and occurs between the ages of 11 and 12.
Stage 3 occurs between the ages of 12 and 13 and is characterized by darker and curlier labia.
Stage 4. Hair takes on the normal appearance of an adult between the ages of 13 and 14, but it is not as thick and does not appear on the inner part of the upper thigh.
Stage 5 sexual maturity (normal adult) manifests itself on the inner side of the upper thigh.