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descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy. baby has "dropped"
Blood-tinged mucus that occludes the cervical opening, is released before true labor begins.
Irregular tightening of the pregnant uterus; remains irregular; does not dilate the cervix
Braxton Hicks contractions
Overlapping of cranial bones or shaping of the fetal head to accomodate and conform to the bony and soft parts of the mother's birth canal during labor.
The membrane-covered gaps between the bones of an infant's skull. They allow the bones of the skull to push through the birth canal, and subsequently accommodate the rapid increase in brain size during childhood.
the relationship of the occiput, sacrum, chin, or scapula of the fetus to the front, back, or sides of the mother's pelvis
Relationship of the long axis (head-to-foot or cephalocaudal axis) of the fetus to the long axis of the mother. Relationship of the fetal spine to the spine of the mother. Longitudinal or Transverse
the part of the fetus (head, face, breech, or shoulders) that first enters the pelvis and lies over the inlet.
Signs of deatched placenta
firmly contracting uterus, cord lengthening, sudden gush of dark red blood
First stage of labor
starts with onset of regular contractions, ends with complete dilation of the cervix
surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth
What does an intrauterine catheter measure?
frequency, duration, intensity, and resting tone of uterine contractions
substance produced by the infant that decreases suface tension within alveoli and permits inflation
Which side is the infant turned on to facilitate drainage from mouth and promote emptying of the stomach?
When should ambulation be encouraged in a laboring woman?
before ROM or presenting part is fully engaged
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