Flashcards in Test 2 Ch 4 Deck (27)
What is the first stage of birth?
What is the late first stage of birth?
Cervix is fully dilating and amniotic fluid sac has ruptured
What is the second stage of birth
Birth of infant
What is the third stage of birth
Delivery of the placenta
What is afterbirth?
When the placenta, umbilical cord, etc are detached and expelled
True or false, 99% of U.S births occur in hospitals
91% of births are attended by ____
What makes a midwife different from a nurse
More time with patient in prenatal period
More emphasis on counseling & education
More emotional support to mothers
Present during entire birth process
What does a doula do?
Provide continuous care before, during, and after childbirth
____ is used to relive pain during childbirth
Why is anesthesia used?
To block sensation
Numbs from the waist down
What is oxytocin
Synthetic hormone used to stimulate contractions
What is anoxia and what does it do to the newborn
It's a lack of oxygen and occurs when the mother has contractions
_____ ______ protects newborns from heat loss
What is the breech position?
When the baby is coming out ass first instead of head first
What is the apgar scale?
As assessment of the health of the newborn 1-5 min after birth
What categorizes as a low birth weight
Less that 5 1/2 lbs at birth
What are preterm infants
Babies born three weeks or more before pregnancy has reached it's full term
What are small for date babies
Babies who's birth weight is low for what's considered normal at the length of pregnancy
What is kangaroo care?
Skin to skin contact between mom and baby
What is the brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale
A test performed within 24-36 hours after birth-assess neurological development
Neonatal intensive care until network nonbehavioral scale
An offspring of NBAS, it's a more comprehensive analysis of the newborn
How long does the period after childbirth does the mother physically as psychologically adjust to chilsldbirth
Process by which uterus returns to pre-pregnant size
Characterized by strong feelings of sadness, anxiety or despair in the new mother, making every day tasks difficult