How do you palpate a UC (4)?
1. Place fingerpads of one hand on the uterine fundus, using light pressure
2. Contractions usually begin in the fundus
3. Avoid constant moving of the hands over the uterus, may stimulate contractions
4. Estimate strength;
Mild, easily indented, tip of nose
Moderate, indents w/ more difficulty, chin
Strong, firm, cannot be easily indented, forehead