Woman with a PP complication. Adaptation & Assessment. NB: Nursing Care. NB: Feeding.
absence or lack of usual muscle tone.
dilation and curettage (D&C)
stretching of the cervical os to permit suctioning or scraping of the walls of the uterus. The procedure is performed to obtain samples of uterine lining tissue for laboratory examination, during the postpartum period to remove retained placental fragments, and in abortion.
a mass that may be composed of a thrombus (blood clot) or amniotc fluid released into the bloodstream to cause obstruction of pulmonary vessels.
localized collection of blood in a space or tissue.
excess volume of amniotic fluid (more than 2000 mL at term). Also called polyhydramnios.
abnormally decreased volume of circulating fluid in the body.
acute peripheral circulatory failure caused by loss of circulating blood volume.
infection of the breast.
infection of the decidua, myometrium, and parametrial tissues of the uterus.
placenta that is abnormally adherent to the uterine wall. If the condition is more advanced, it is caled placenta increta (the placenta extends into the uterine muscle) or placenta percreta (the placenta extends through the uterine muscle.
mental state in which a person's ability to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others is impaired.
slower than expected return of the uterus to its nonpregnancy size after childbirth.
collection of blood factors, primarily platelets and fibrin, that may cause vascular obstruction.
bluish discoloration of the hands and feet caused by reduced peripheral circulation.
insufficient oxygen and excess carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.
unusable component of hemolyzed (broken down) erythrocytes.
brown fat (or brown adipose tissue)
highly vascular specialized fat found in the newborn that provides more heat than other fat when metabolized.
cafe au lait spots
light brown birthmarks.
area of edema over the presenting part of the fetus or newborn, resulting from pressure against the cervix. Often called simply "caput.:
bleeding between the periosteum and skull from pressure during birth; does not cross suture lines.
abnormality of the nasal septum that obstructs one or both nasal passages.
ventral curvature of the penis.
premature closure of teh sutures of the infant's head.
failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
abnormal placement of the urinary meatus on the dorsal side of the penis.
benign rash of unknown cause in newborns, with blotchy red areas that may have white or yellow papules or vesicles in the center.
fetal lung fluid
fluid that fills the fetal lungs, expanding the alveoli and promoting lung development.
first period of reactivity
period beginning at birth in which newborns are active and alert. It ends when the infant first falls asleep.
excessive amount of bilirubin in the blood.
abnormal placement of the urinary meatus on the ventral side of the penis.
yellow discoloration of the skin and sclera caused by excessive bilirubin the blood; call called icterus.
fine, soft hair covering the fetus.
white cysts, 1 to 2 mm in size, from distended sebaceous glands.
shaping of the fetal head during movement through the birth canal.
bruiselike marks that occur mostly in newborns with dark skin tones.
neutral thermal environment
environment in which body temperature is maintained without an increase in metabolic rate or oxygen use.