Child Birth & Development (Stages of Labour: (Early Labour:Cervix…
Child Birth & Development
assists women during childbirth.
Regular check-ups to make sure the baby is health and provides health care to patients.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
: A branch of medicine that is typically for health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during and shortly after pregnancy.
Profession that deals with the care of a women during pregnancy, childbirth and the recuperative period following delivery
Fertilization & Fetal Development
arms and legs are forming, fingers and toes and eyes are also forming in the second month, and the digestive tract and sensory organs begin to develop
muscles get longer and easier to move, the mother feels movement, eyelashes, eyebrow and hair begins to grow, the fetus can recognize mothers voice, sex organs are formed.
Fetus is covered with hair, now inhales amniotic fluid to perform breathing, skin is covered in vernix, sleeps most of the day and gains weight and grows longer
Stages of Labour:
Cervix begins to thin and opens to 3cm,
Able to talk.
contractions less than 5 minutes apart,
cant talk or walk
cervix dilated to 7-10may experience urge to push, trembling, vomiting, backaches, legs shaking, and little time between contractions
: Dilated to 10cm, contractions get further apart rather than closer
Placenta emerges, the cord is clamped and cut, contractions will still remain until the placenta is passed and shortly thereafter
Coping with pain:
(the different options and methods that can be provided depending if the mother wants to use drugs or not)
Relaxations, passive relaxation, visualization, touch relaxation, massage, breathing techniques, position, medications
Morphine, Meperdiline, Nalbuphine: given early in labour, not less that 4 hours before birth, can cross placenta, so may slow baby's breathing after birth
space surrounds the spine, special needle used for injection between bone.
: Low BP, shivering, bladder control, back pain, headache, nerve damage, drug reaction
electronic fetal monitoring, forceps/ vacuum extraction, caesarean section
changes in the baby's movement, cramps or stomach pain, bleeding, more fluid from the vagina, contractions that are bigger than the braxton-hick contractions