used to describe the rapid reduction in size and the return of the uterus to a nonpregnant state.
Rather than forming a fibrous scar in the decidua, the placenta site heals by a process of ___________.
The top portion of the uterus is situated in the midline midway between the symphysis pubis and umbilicus.
Is associated with excessive uterine bleeding, when blood collects and forms clots w/n the uterus and the fundus rises, firm contractions stop and form a ________________.
Diastasis recti abdominis
a separation of the abdominal muscle; inadequate support may result in a pendulous abdomen and increased maternal backache.
the characteristic sense of absorption, preoccupation, and interest in the infant demonstrated by fathers during early contact.