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Stage I: dilation and effacement of the cervix

Stage I - 12 to 14 hrs with a first birth

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Sure sign of labor

Bloody show - plug of mucus that sealed it during pregnancy is released

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Transition

Climax of Stage I - frequency and strength of contractions are at their peak and the cervix opens completely

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Crowning

Vaginal opening had stretched around the entire head

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Lightening

About two weeks before birth, baby's head drops low into the uterus.

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Stage 3

Final contractions pushes placenta

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Apgar scale

Assesses the newborn's physical condition quickly

Appearance
Pulse
Grimace
Activity
Respiration

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Breech position

Turned so that the buttocks or feet would be delivered first

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Anoxia

Inadequate oxygen supply

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Preterm infants

Born several weeks or more before their due date

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Small for date infants

Below their expected weight considering length of the pregnancy

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Rooming in

Infant stays in the mother's hospital room al or most of the time

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States of arousal

Degrees of seep and wakefulness

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Neonatal Behavioral Assesment Scale

Evaluates the baby's reflexes, muscle tone, state changes, responsiveness to physical and social stimuli, and other reactions

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Episiotomy

Incision that increases the size of the vaginal opening

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Induced labor

Started artificially, usually by breaking the amnion, or bag of waters, or giving oxytocin

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Cesarean delivery

Surgical birth

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Reflex

Inborn, automatic response to a particular form of stimulation

Rooting - prepares for feeding
Sucking - permits feeding
Palmer grasp - voluntary grasp
Stepping - lifts one foot after another in stepping
Babinski - toes curl and fan out