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Child Development Chapter 6 Study Guide
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What is happening when "lightening" occurs?
The baby settles deep in the pelvis near the time of birth.
What is the "bloody show," and what does it mean for the pregnant woman?
The bloody show is the few drops of blood or a pinkish vaginal stain that occurs when the mucus that plugs the uterus during pregnancy dissolves.
What occurs when a woman's "water breaks."
A woman will feel a trickle or gush of warm fluid from the vagina. This indicates that the membrane, or amniotic sac; holding the fluid around the baby has been broken.
What are contractions?
The tightening and releasing of the muscles of the uterus.
What are contractions purpose?
It shortens and closes, pushing the fetus against the cervix.
What is the purpose of fetal monitoring during labor?
To monitor the watching of an unborn baby's heart rate for indications of stress.
When is labor considered premature?
When the fetus has been developing in the womb for 37 weeks or less.
What are warning signs of premature labors?
Having contractions every ten minutes or less, feeling a constant, dull backache, leaking fluid or blood.
How can you distinguish false labor from real contractions?
1. Contractions are not regular or rhythmic.
2. Contractions do not get stronger over time.
3. Contractions end with light exercise, such as walking or stretching.
What is a breech presentation?
Where you enter the pelvis with you feet or butt first.
Why is breech presentation a complication?
The cervix doesn't open up big enough, for the whole baby to fit through.
How is the hormone "relaxin" related to dilation?
Walls of vagina stretches so that the baby can safely pass through.
What is an episiotomy, and why is it done?
Widening the mothers body with a surgical cut, so that the baby can move through.
What are stem cells, and why are they important?
Cells that are capable of producing all kinds of blood cells and they can treat series of blood illnesses.
What is cesarean birth?
The delivery of the baby through a surgical incision through the mother's abdomen.
Why is this kind of delivery sometimes necessary?
Abnormal prognosis, distress in the baby, baby is turned.
What factors increase the chances of premature birth?
Teen mother, more than one baby, women who haven't eaten properly.
Why does a premature baby usually need an incubator?
It helps control the oxygen supply, temperature, and humidity.
What are fontanels?
The soft spots in the baby's head where the bones aren't joined.
How do fontanels affect the newborn's appearance?
Wobbly and big
Why does a newborn's head appear to be very large in proportion to the rest of the body?
The bones are fully joined.
What physical adjustments do newborns' bodies make to survive outside the uterus?
Swaddle the baby (coldness in the air), the outside world is different.
What is lanugo, and what happens to it?
Hair doesn't grow. They loose it.
When nurse give the newborn its first bath, what are they washing away? What is the purpose of this substance?
Washing off vernix.
What is the purpose of the Apgar scale? What five areas does it rate?
A system of rating the physical condition of a newborn baby. Heart Rate, breathing, muscle tone, response to stimulation, skin color.
Identify tow other medical procedures that are performed shortly after birth.
1. Blood tests: Check for diseases
2. Hearing test
What steps are taken to record a newborn's identity?
Footprints, band on the baby
What are some things a new mother can do to begin bonding with her newborn?
Skin to skin, Talk to the baby, Breastfeeding
How do bonding activities affect the baby's brain?
Helps stimulate it and strengthen it.
What is colostrum? How does it help the baby?
High calorie, high protein breast milk that's given within the first week. Helps the baby's appetite, learn to suck and eat.
What period of time is considered the neonatal period?
The first month after the baby is born.
What do lactation consultants do?
They help you with breast feeding.
Describe two benefits of rooming-in.
1. Baby and mom are together
2. Father can visit whenever he wants
What two legal forms should parents complete for their new baby?
Social Security, Birth Certificate
Three physical problems of premature babies
1. Digestion issues
2. Organ Development
Summarize the physical needs of a new mother during the postnatal period.
Rest, Exercise, Nutrition, Check-Ups
Compare and contrast "baby blues" with postpartum depression.
Baby Blues=2 weeks. Depression=1 Year.
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