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A view from the other side of the bed.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9620825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A unique perspective on multiple pregnancy is shared through the writings of an expectant mother of triplets during the 19 weeks she spent on strict bed rest, 15 of which were in the hospital. The expectant mother in this case is also a family physician, who finds herself on the opposite side of the patient bed to which she is accustomed. Through excerpts from her journal, the emotional ups and downs of a complicated pregnancy are revealed, along with the sources of strength and courage that kept her going. Commentary regarding the psychologic theory and developmental tasks of multiple pregnancy provide a foundation for suggesting effective nursing interventions for the psychosocial demands of these often high-risk pregnancies.
S A Sather; E Zwelling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1998 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-13     Completed Date:  1998-08-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Mercy Family Care-Forest Park, Mason City, IA 50401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Bed Rest / psychology
Pregnancy, High-Risk* / psychology
Triplets* / psychology

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