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OB terms

Common terms in maternal-child/OB nursing.
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AFI
Amniotic Fluid Index. (A measure of the amount of fluid around a baby. Normal is 10-20).
AMA
Advanced Maternal Age. Mother will be at least 35 years old by the delivery of her baby. High risk for pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, twins and c/s. At increased risk for a child with Down's syndrome.
Bandalero cord
Umbilical cord is slung across baby's chest from hip over shoulder. Associated with increased risk of severe variable decelerations during delivery.
Chorioamnionitis
Infection of the membranes and fluid in the amniotic sac.
Compound hand
Baby born with hand to face or head. May increase risk of vaginal/perineal tearing during delivery.
Direct Coomb's positive.
Baby's blood contains maternal antibodies against baby's blood proteins. Indicates an increased likelihood of jaundice.
Nuchal cord
Umbilical cord wrapped around the fetal neck. Associated with variable decelerations during delivery.
IOL
Induction of labor.
IUGR
Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Baby falls below the 10th percentiile compared to others at the same estimated gestational age.
EGA
Estimated gestational age. The estimated week of pregnancy based on the first day of mother's last normal menstrual period.