Early pregnancy is an exciting time for a woman and her partner as they prepare for birth of their baby. Confirmation of pregnancy can be a strong motivator for lifestyle adjustment with benefits
to the long term health of the woman and a potential to impact on the current pregnancy outcome.
Cessation of smoking is one modifiable lifestyle adjustment that women can undertake in pregnancy. Discuss the reasons for, and the role of the health professional in facilitating this lifestyle
ULO1: Demonstrate understanding of human conception and stages of embryonic and fetal development.
ULO2: Demonstrate understanding of physiological and psychological impact on the pregnant, birthing and postnatal woman.?
ULO3: Explain health promotion and education strategies to support pregnant women and their families to maintain a healthy lifestyle
ULO6: Identify the role of the multidisciplinary health care team related to quality and safety in the care of women and their family during pregnancy, labour, birth and the immediate postnatal