Methylergonovine has been ordered for a postpartum patient. The nurse should withhold this drug when which of the following is present?

Blood pressure of 170/95 mmHg


•Often, women spend time recovering from the shock of learning they are pregnant and concentrate on what it feels like to be pregnant. A common reaction is ambivalence, or feeling both positive and negative toward the pregnancy.

•As many as 50% of pregnancies are unintended, unwanted, or mistimed. Every pregnancy is a surprise to some extent, either because the woman had not planned on becoming pregnant or had been looking forward to being pregnant but cannot believe it has happened.

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