3rd Stage Nursing Interventions
Specific criteria for water birth?
-What is lidocaine used for?
Assess for s/s of placenta separation and delivery
Abdomen balls up and becomes round, patient feels cramping and a need to push, umbilical cord lengthens, and there is a small gush of vaginal blood prior to delivery
Assist provider with delivery of placenta get a bowl to help catch the placenta
Make sure the provider has everything they need on the sterile delivery table
Sterile gloves, suture if the patient needs stitches, vaginal packs, lidocaine for perineum pain with repair