|Anatomy||Physiology||Stage 1 of Labor and Birth||Stages 2 + 3 of Labor and Birth||Interventions and Transfer|
front to back
The space in the pelvic inlet is the widest from side to side, but widest from ___ to ____ in the pelvic outlet.
Name the hormone that causes rhythmic uterine contractions during labor.
-Non-progressing contractions (mild, 8-20 minutes apart)
-Bloody Show (A mixture of mucous with a tinge of blood.)
-Leaking of amniotic fluid (leaking as opposed to a gush)
What are 2 preliminary signs of labor?
Feeling pressure in your _________ is a great sign of your baby’s head moving down the birth canal.
What does BRAND stand for?
What is the best exercise to lengthen and stretch pelvic floor muscles?
any 2 of the following:
Name 2 of the 4 major hormones present in labor and birth!
Active labor contractions are longer, stronger, and closer together.
Active labor contractions are ___________, ____________, and _____________ together.
-low-pitched noises and tones
-Groans and moans with lose mouth
What does productive vocalization sound like?
IV Antibiotics for GBS Infection
Name 2/3 Intervention Options available at Home
Labor is less about your cervix OPENING & more about the thickness & contracting POWER of the uterus moving baby down & out.
Labor is less about your cervix _________ & more about the thickness & contracting _________ of the uterus moving baby down & out.
Hormones should facilitate labor and function best when they're not interrupted during the process.
Hormones should facilitate labor and function best when they're not ___________ during the process.
2. Take a shower or bath
3. Watch TV/ listen to music
4. Change positions
5. Take a walk around the house, room or outside
6. Relaxation techniques
7. Go to the bathroom often
Name 3 ways to cope during the 1st Stage of Labor.
Change positions as needed.
Push when you feel the urge.
Rest in between contractions.
Don’t rush! Take your time and listen to your body.
Name 2 ways to pace yourself during pushing.
1.Does not guarantee a quicker labor /may not prevent slow progress
2. Can cause fetal distress
3. Increases risk of maternal infection
4. Increases possibility of a cord prolapse
5. Contractions more intense afterwards
6. Caregivers usually want a woman to give birth within 24 hours
Name 2 risks of an Amniotomy.
When major ligaments are imbalanced during labor, & muscle tissue isn't lengthened, it can prolong the baby’s rotation for descent.
How does a mother's round ligament alignment and muscle tissue tone affect labor?
Face Everything And Rise
What's the positive acronym for F-E-A-R?
1. Double Hip Squeeze
2. Counter Pressure
3. Verbal affirmation
4. Cold wash cloth on neck/forehead
5. Keeping you hydrated.
6. Protect the Birth environment
Name 4 ways your doula or support person can help you cope through contractions and encourage labor progress.
1. Head back, short panting-breathing
2. When crowning, don't push with a contraction. Let your contraction stretch you.
3. Hot compress.
4. Oil on the perineum.
5. Have mother reach down and touch baby's head during crowning
Name 3 ways to help prevent tearing of your perineum.
1. Get some privacy!
2. Get in the water!
3. Move to a new environment
4. Refresh your relaxation routine
5. physical touch
6. New positions
7. Watch something funny, or nipple stimulation- get laughing, crying or get the hormones flowing!
Name 3 things you can do if you're facing a Cesarean delivery due to "failure to progress".
3. Fetal Station
4. Fetal Position
What are the 4 things measured during a vaginal exam to help gauge the progression of labor?
any 3 of the following:
Name 3 things that will support the primitive brain function.
1. Intense Nausea/Vomitting
2. Expressing self-doubt
3. Shaking or shivering
6. Contractions right on top of one another
7. Loss of modesty
8. Change in body temperature- hot!
Name 4 symptoms of Transition.
1. Check Temperature of mom and baby
2. Pay attention to blood loss
3. Drink lots of water
5. Rest when baby rests!
6. Iron-rich foods!
7. Ease into a new routine.
8. 1-2 ppl for support !
Name 4 essential "Healing after Birth" tips.
High blood pressure – 150/90-100
ROM over 36 hours when mom is not in active labor
Signs of infection such as fever
Thick/dark meconium in the amniotic fluid
Un-reassuring fetal heart tones
Maternal exhaustion or prolonged labor
Breech presentation (if 1st vag. birth)
Name at least 3 reasons for Transfer to Hospital.