Nursing Care of Fetus and Pregnant Women during Second and Third Stages of Labor at Bint Al-Huda Hospital

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Sarah Talib Kadhim, Oday Faris Washee, Ali Obaed Shnaishil Hassan


Objective of study: The purpose of this study was to examine nurses' knowledge of second and third stage labor care and to establish a link between their expertise and socio-demographic data.

Methodology: From March 14th, 2020 to June 28th, 2021, a descriptive research was conducted with a total coverage sample of (50) nurses from various units of the Bint Al-Huda hospital. A pilot study is used to assess the validity and reliability of a questionnaire. Data was obtained using an interview and observational tool, then analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Data was acquired using an interview methodology, and a constructed questionnaire was devised and produced for the study's purposes. The data was analyzed using the SPSS version of the questionnaire, which included two part, sociodemograpgic information and a mothed for evaluating nursing skill (20).

Results: The nurses with the oldest age range (20-25 years and higher) accounted for 38% of the total, 40% of the study sample had a Bsc degree, and the biggest percentage (38%) of participants had worked in maternity facilities for 6–10 years (11-15) and Nurses' awareness of fetal audible heartbeat was strong, with a mean score of 80 percent (FSH), and 78 percent of the participants were aware of the gown before delivery, and 56 percent were aware of placental lobe inspections, according to the study's findings. The study also discovered a relationship between nursing skill, educational level, and the average number of births. Participants' knowledge of the second and third stages of labor, as well as their educational level, varied greatly.

Recommendation: According to the study, the portfolio of health should manner coaching path for nurses in order to change and update their knowledge, as well as an pedagogic schedule for nurses to better the techniques needful to consider, reform, and get better the goodness of nursing  as long as to laboring women, with regular direction on their execution.

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