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1

Name the 4 positions applicable to the first trimester?

PRONE
+
SUPINE
+
SEMI - FOWLERS
+
SIDELYING

2

Name the 2 positions applicable to the second trimester?

SEMI - FOWLERS
+
SIDELYING

3

Name the 2 positions applicable to the third trimester?

SEMI - FOWLERS
+
SIDELYING

4

How should supine and semi-fowlers be supported with additional lumbar support?

PLACE TWO PILLOWS UNDER KNEES

5

Why should you consider side-lying over prone, even in the first trimester?

BREASTS MAY BE TENDER

6

How would you decrease intra-uterine pressure in prone in the first trimester?

NO ABDOMEN PILLOW

7

What is the maximum amount of time you should treat in supine in the 2nd, 3rd trimesters?

NO LONGER THAN 15 MIN

8

During the 15 min allowable in supine (2nd, 3rd trimesters), why must you bolster the right hip?

SUPINE HYPOTENSION
(patient may not be in tune with body)

9

Name the condition of a decrease in BP when the pregnant patient is supine?

SUPINE HYPOTENSION

10

Where does the weight of the baby place pressure in supine?

AORTA
+
INFERIOR VENA CAVA

11

What will happen to the patient and baby as supine hypotension occurs?

PATIENT - DIZZY, NAUSEATED, UNEASY
+
BABY - DECREASED HR, DECREASED OXYGEN

12

Why should you consider extra pillows under the limbs?

FACILITATE LYMPH DRAINAGE

13

What will adding a small support on the lateral aspect of the abdomen achieve?

REDUCE PELVIC LIGAMENT STRAIN
(esp 3rd trimester)

14

Is prone contraindicated in trimester # 2?

YES

15

Why would postpartum patients feel uncomfortable lying prone?

CAESAREAN BIRTH (sidelying only for 4-6 weeks)
+
BREAST ISSUES
+
LB/ EPIDURAL PAIN

16

What's the number one position for any trimester?

SIDE-LYING