Postpartum

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Postpartum
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2012-04-30 18:33:56
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  1. Describes the period of recovery after childbirth
    Puerperium
  2. Term that describes the feeling of affection of loyalty that binds one person to another
    Attachment
  3. Term used to describe the distended, firm, tender, and warm breasts of the postpartum woman
    Engorgement
  4. Surgical incision of the perineum to facilitate birth
    Episiotomy
  5. The interdependent phase of maternal adjustment
    Letting go
  6. Breast infection
    Mastitis
  7. Involution of the uterus is accomplished by a decrease in the size of these cells
    Myometrium
  8. Prolapse of the fundus
    Uterine Inversion
  9. The lactogenic hormone produced in large quantities by the pituitary gland of lactating women
    Prolactin
  10. Postpartal uterine infection
    Endomyometritus
  11. Sloughing off of necrotic tissue that occurs with the shedding of the decidua after birth
    Exfoliation
  12. Failure of the placental site the heal completely
    Subinvolution
  13. Increase urination
    Polyuria
  14. Characteristic odor of normal lochia
    Fleshy
  15. Term used to describe the pink-to-brown lochia that begins about 3-4 days after birth
    Serosa
  16. Period of maternal adjustment characterized by maternal dependency
    Taking in
  17. A method used to check for the presence of a thrombus by dorsiflexion of the foot
    Homan's sign
  18. Newborn's ability to be alert to follow and fixate on complex visual stimuli
    Orientation
  19. Period of postpartum adjustment, indicated by vacillation between a need for nuturing and a desire to change
    Taking Hold
  20. Hormone that stimulates the uterus to contract
    Estrogen
  21. Term used to describe the yellowish-white lochia that begins about 10 days after birth
    Alba
  22. Term used to describe the painful contractions of the uterus that occur after birth
    After pains
  23. Return of the uterus to a nonpregnant state
    Involution
  24. Feeling of dizziness immediately on standing may be attributed to this type of hypotension
    Orthostatic
  25. Profuse sweating
    Diaphoresis
  26. Relaxation of the uterus
    uterine atony

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