aka. postpartum period. This lasts about 3-6 weeks after delivery of the placenta.
Is the decrease in size of the uterus to the non-pregnant size of 2ozs.
the self-dissolution or self-digestion that occurs in tissues or cells by enzymes in the cells themselves.
the fluid waste discharged after delivery, which consists of blood, tissue, and mucus.
function of secreting milk or period during which milk is secreted.
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, which is responsible for stimulating milk production in the mammary alveolar cells.
the increased formation and secretion of urine.
the secretion of sweat, especially when profuse.
indicate the inflammation of the blood vessels of the leg and possible thrombophlebitis.
an uncomfortable fullness of the breasts that occur when the milk supply initially comes in.
attachment of the infant to the breast for feeding.
is a slightly blue appearance casued by poor peripheral circulation.
is half of the newborn's body appears red and the other half appears pale as a result of vasomotor disturbance.
a yellowish white, cream cheese-like sustance,which protects the infant's skin from the amniotic fluid.
downy fine hair characteristic of the fetus, between 20 weeks of gesstation and birth.
broad area or soft spot consisting of a strong band of connective tissue contiguous with touching cranial bones and located at the junction of the bones.
discharge of blood-tinged mucus from the vagina.
enlargement of breasts in either sex.
failure of the testicles to descend into the scrotum.
malformation of digits, commonly seen as webbing or fusion of two or more digits to form one structure.
the first substance produced, is thin, watery and slightly yellow.(breast milk)
refers to the surgical removal of the foreskin.
the newborn's initial stool, which is odorless, blackgreen and sticky.
parent-child attachment (bonding)
the intial phase in a relationship characterized by strong attraction and a desire to interact.