what are some complications of having an obese mother?
what is the bishop score?
predicting if induction of labor is required
what is assessed in the bishop score?
what is betamethasone/dexamethasone and why might they give it to a mother?
corticosteroid. helps the baby produce surfactant so they can breathe on their own. they might be getting out early for whatever reason (preterm) so doctors want to lessen the need to breathing interventions once the baby is out.
what is a common drug to give to a mother that needs her cervix to open?
cervidil or prepidil
what would happen if a mother is on oxytocin for too long?
the mother is in labor and is presenting with shoulder dystonia. they proceed with the mcroberts maneuver. what is that?
where the mother has her legs all the way up and another person is "pushing the baby down" from the top.
what is ASP? (anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy)
where debris from amniotic fluid (hair, skin cells, meconium) gets into the mother's blood and travels to the lungs, gets stuck, can't breathe, die.
what is a good reason to use tocolytics?
to stall the pregs so that the corticosteroids given for the baby can kick in. more time = more time for lungs to mature.
what are obese pregs women at risk for?
venous thromboembolism and C-sec
at what point in the pregnancy should the parents be getting advice about vacuum birth, forceps etc,