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What is the first stage of birth?

Cervix dilating

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What is the late first stage of birth?

Cervix is fully dilating and amniotic fluid sac has ruptured

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What is the second stage of birth

Birth of infant

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What is the third stage of birth

Delivery of the placenta

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What is afterbirth?

When the placenta, umbilical cord, etc are detached and expelled

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True or false, 99% of U.S births occur in hospitals

True

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91% of births are attended by ____

Physicians

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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

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What does a doula do?

Provide continuous care before, during, and after childbirth

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____ is used to relive pain during childbirth

Analgesia

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Why is anesthesia used?

To block sensation

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Numbs from the waist down

Epidural block

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What is oxytocin

Synthetic hormone used to stimulate contractions

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What is anoxia and what does it do to the newborn

It's a lack of oxygen and occurs when the mother has contractions

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_____ ______ protects newborns from heat loss

Vernix caseosa

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What is the breech position?

When the baby is coming out ass first instead of head first

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What is the apgar scale?

As assessment of the health of the newborn 1-5 min after birth

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What categorizes as a low birth weight

Less that 5 1/2 lbs at birth

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What are preterm infants

Babies born three weeks or more before pregnancy has reached it's full term

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What are small for date babies

Babies who's birth weight is low for what's considered normal at the length of pregnancy

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What is kangaroo care?

Skin to skin contact between mom and baby

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What is the brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale

A test performed within 24-36 hours after birth-assess neurological development

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Neonatal intensive care until network nonbehavioral scale

An offspring of NBAS, it's a more comprehensive analysis of the newborn

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How long does the period after childbirth does the mother physically as psychologically adjust to chilsldbirth

6 weeks

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Process by which uterus returns to pre-pregnant size

Involution

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Characterized by strong feelings of sadness, anxiety or despair in the new mother, making every day tasks difficult

Postpartum

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Treatments for postpartum includes

Antidepressants
Psychotherapy