Upgrade to remove ads
Labor & Birth
Terms in this set (19)
The act of the mother _______ing down to help when pushing the fetus out.
A ______ section is when a baby is delivered through a cut in the abdominal wall.
Tightening of the uterine muscles that help move the baby from the uterus to and through the birth canal.
When the baby's head can be seen at the vaginal opening and is ready to be born.
Refers to the size of the round opening of the cervix. 10 centimeters or 5 fingers is full ______.
When the length of the cervical canal is shortened because it is thinning out to prepare for birth.
An injection between the vertebrae in the lower back to numb the navel to thigh area.
first stage of labor
Stage of labor: Inactive: The purpose is to open the cervix to about 3cm. It is the longest and least uncomfortable labor and often occurs at home.
The soft spot on top of the baby's head where the skull bones have not grown together to ensure fitting through the birth canal.
A physician who is trained in female concerns.
natural child birth
Type of birth without need of pain killers: preparation to relieve fear, tension, and pain before birth.
Physician who is trained in female concerns but also gives prenatal care, delivers babies, and gives postnatal care.
Physician trained to care for infants and children up to adolescence.
is the time from birth to 6 weeks for mother.
second stage of labor
Stage of labor: Active: The cervix dilates to 7cm, contractions 2-3 minutes apart. Baby is born!
The plug covering the cervix. It is released at the beginning of labor and is pinkish red in color.
skin to skin
The naked baby is immediately placed upon mother's skin after birth for emotional/psychological benefits.
third stage of labor
Stage of birth: Afterbirth: placenta, umbilical cord, amniotic sac, and lochia delivered.
Completes the work of the first stage. Cervix becomes fully dilated to 4 inches or 10 cm and baby's head crowns.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Labor, Childbirth, & Postpartum Terminology
Psychology test 2
After Birth Quizlet
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
word meet 1
African countries map quiz
mitosis and meisosis
p and cr vocab