2.2 History-taking in labour
History-taking was covered in Study Session 8 of the Antenatal Care Module.
The best way to learn about a woman’s history is to ask her, but you must do this sensitively. At first, she may not be comfortable talking with you. If she feels shy about her body or about sex, it may be difficult for her to tell you things that you need to know about her health. Try to help her feel comfortable by listening carefully, answering her questions, keeping what she tells you private, and treating her with respect.