OB Chapter 14

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  1. couplet care
    one nurse, educated in both maternal and newborn care, functions as the primary nurse for both mother and neonate (also known as mother-baby care or single-room maternity care)
  2. engorgement
    swelling of the breast tissue broght about by an increase in blood and lymph supplied to the breast, occurring as early milk (colostrum) transitions to mature milk, at approximately 72 to 96 hours after birth
  3. uterine atony
    relaxation of uterine muscle possibly leading to excessive postpartum bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage
  4. warm line
    a help line, or consultation service, for families to access, most often for support of newborn care and postpartum care after hospital discharge
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OB Chapter 14
Fourth Trimester
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