Postnatal Case Study
1. The client is a 24 year old, Aboriginal woman, who has recently moved to Perth from a regional town with her husband and three young children.
2. The client birthed her baby vaginally but experienced a small perineal tear which required suturing
3. During standard vaginal and rectal swabs at 36 weeks, the client tested positive for Group B Streptococcus (GBS). Routine intravenous (IV) antibiotics were not administered during birthing due
to her rapid labour. The baby was born within 20 minutes of arriving at the hospital following a spontaneous labour.
4. During the visit, the client advised she was sharing her bed with her new born baby to enable restful sleep.
5. Maintenance of breastfeeding, following client concerns, that her new baby may not be feeding as well as her other babies have fed in the past.