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Apt test:

Test which differentiates fetal from maternal Hb in infant’s gastric contents, vomitus, or stool.

2

B-Lynch suture:

For tx PPH — A heavy sutute to compress an atonic uterus.

==> Described by Christopher Balogun-Lynch.

3

Bishop’s score:

Determining whether or not induction of labor will be successful.

==> Based on 5 criteria (scored from 0-3):

Position — cerv consistency — degree of effacement — dilatation — station.

Score >9 suggests that induction will be successful.

4

Chiari-Frommel syndrome:

Persistent galactorrhea—amenorrhea after pregnancy.

5

Couvelaire uterus:

Penetration of the uterine myometrium from hemorrhage during delivery.

==> May occur as a consequence of placental abruption.

6

Dandy-Walker syndrome:

Hydrocephalus from failure of the foramina Luschka and Magendie to open.

==> A/w an OCCIPITAL MENINGOCELE and agenesis of the cerebellar vermis and splenium of the CORPUS CALLOSUM.

==> A/w WARFARIN USE DURING PREGNANCY.

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Ferguson’s reflex:

Stimulation of the cervix leading to contraction of the uterus through oxytocin release.

8

Friedman curve:

Graph of dilation of cervix /

Fetal descent during active labor.

9

Jacquemier’s sign:

Early sign of pregnancy characterized by PURPLISH discoloration of vagina.

10

Kerr incision:

Low transverse uterine incision for CS.

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Mauriceau-Smellie-Veit maneuver:

In breech delivery, middle finger of one hand is place in the mouth and thumb on chin to promote flexion and traction.

While counter-pressure is applied to the occiput with the other hand.

12

McDonald’s sign:

In pregnancy, uterine corpus and cervix can be easily flexed on each other due to Hegar’s sign.

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Piskacek’s sign:

Early sign of pregnancy where there is asymmetry of the uterus with a well-defined soft prominence of the cornu, due to implantation near one of the cornua.

==> Also known as von Braun-Fernwald’s sign.

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Ritgen maneuver:

For delivery of the fetal head by pressing with the tips of the fingers upon the perineum via the anus.

==> Alternatively, protection of the perineum by providing support of the perineum with pressure over the coccygeal area.