Maternal/Child Health (OB): Fetal Heart Tones Acronym
VEAL CHOP Variable decelerations…..Cord compression Early decelerations………Head compression Accelerations…………….OK, may need Oxygen Late decelera…
Prodromal Labor vs. the Real Thing; Knowing the Difference
Prodromal labor, also known as false-labor, begins the same way traditional labor does, however, it does not actually result in the birth of a baby.
Not so much of a skill/drill but kept in here amongst the other obstetric procedures. Remember it is the cause of new, unexplained seizures in a pregnant lady until proven otherwise. It typically occurs during the third trimester and up to 48 hours post-delivery (but can occur up to 6 weeks post-par
st mungo's-Shoulder Dystocia
The foetal head is 'delivered' but on subsequent contractions the foetus fails to deliver (feels stuck). Stay calm, call the crash obstetric team (if not already done) then perform the McRobert's Manoeuvre. This will fix the problem 90% of the time (and hopefully the one time you need it to!)
What Is HELLP Syndrome? How Can It Affect Mothers and Babies?
HELLP syndrome is often considered to be a variant of preeclampsia, but may actually be a distinct condition.
3 Differences Between Postpartum Depression and The Baby Blues — Rachel Rabinor, LCSW, PMH-C
People often confuse the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression. Some like to say that all moms have a bit of postpartum. Have you heard that? When I hear that I presume they're not sure what the difference is between the Baby Blues, which are normal mood fluctuations after having a baby, and somethin
Preeclampsia – High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Preeclampsia is a very serious complication of pregnancy. Learn the signs and symptoms and how high blood pressure may affect your baby.
Early, Variable, and Late Decelerations | OB Fetal Heart Tone Monitoring Decelerations
This article is about how to monitor fetal heart tone of early, late, and variable decelerations during labor. I have been studying this in nursing school,and at first I thought this was very hard …
st mungo's-Antepartum Haemorrhage
Obstetric patients can bleed a devastating amount. The key to success is ABC assessment, large-bore IV access and judicious fluid resuscitation (massive haemorrhage protocol if indicated). The underlying cause will require expert opinion so get them involved early. Plus don't forget the other little
Hello, Baby! -Peterborough Doulas - Hello, Baby! - Blog
Bleeding after birth is normal. Whether you give birth vaginally or via cesarean section, you will experience some bleeding after birth. This postpartum bleeding, called lochia, is just one way your body sheds some of the "extras" of pregnancy and restores balance to your hea