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1

what happens if the cord prolapses before complete dilation?

immediate c-section

2

if the cord is being compressed, you would see___ in fetal heart tones.

variable decelerations

3

if the cord ceases to pulsate, what can happen?

fetal death

4

why do we want the cord to pulsate?

it means that the baby is getting oxygen

5

fetal bradycardia is an indicator of a ___

prolapsed cord

6

what do you do to the head or presenting if this happens until the doctor arrives?

lift it off of the cord (you have to manually keep pushing the head up to relieve the pressure on that cord and you let someone else do all the prepping the emergency c-section)

7

what position do you put the mommy in?

trendelenburg or knee chest position

8

if you have fetal bradycardia, and cannot relieve the pressure on the cord manually, what do you do?

put mommy in knee chest position or trendelenburg

9

do you put mommy on oxygen?

yes; we want what little blood is getting to the baby to be hyper oxygenated

10

if the cord is protruding from the vagina, what do you do?

put saline dressing on the cord

11

do you push the cord back into the vagina?

NO!

12

* side note*

___ is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity

group b STREPT