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Reva Rubin stages of psychological adaptation

Taking in phase / dependent phase first 3 days postpartum mother focused on self, not infant, her own needs for sleep & rest. passive, dependent & can't make decisions need to discuss labor experiences sense of wonderment when looking at the neonate.
taking hold phase / dependent to independent phase last from day 3 to 10th day, focus on infant active independent, can make decisions, initiates self care activities: bowels, bladder & breast feeding. respond to instruction about infant & self care. may express lack of confidence in caring for NB
letting go phase / interdependent phase last from 10 days to 6 wks. the woman finally redefines her new role see self separate from infant. gives up fantasized image of her child & accept the real one. readjument
Created by: gdimanche