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  1. death of a fetus at any stage of pregnancy
    fetal demise
  2. poor growth of baby in the uterus, baby measures less than 90% of norm.
    intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
  3. detects the exact force of contractions on uterus.
    intrauterine pressure catheter (IUPC)
  4. tonic clonic seizures usually those with preeclampsia
  5. pregnancy induced HTN
  6. involuntary muscular contractions and relaxations.
  7. pregnancy HTN and protein in the urine, develops after 20th week of pregnancy.
  8. A variation of HTN of pregnancy named for the common symptoms that occur; Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelets.
    HELLP syndrome
  9. seperation of the placenta from the place of attachment in the uterus before delivery.
    Placenta abruptio
  10. high blood sugar that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy
    gestational diabetic
  11. an excessive amount of amniotic fluid, usually over 2000ml
  12. artificial rupturing of membranes used to induce labor. (breaking the water)
  13. spontaneous rupture of membranes
  14. aritficial rupture of membranes
  15. tool used to break the bag of water
  16. a decreased amount of amniotic fluid
  17. a protein usually produced by the liver and yolk sac of the fetus, level decreases after birth.
    alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
  18. labor that occurs before the end of week 37 of gestation.
    Pre term labor
  19. painless, erratic uterine contractions that occur toward the end of pregnancy. they ready the cervix for labor, but cervical dilation down not occur with them.
  20. uterine flow, consisting of blood, fragments of decidua, WBC, mucus, and some bacteria following childbirth.
  21. vaginal discharge consisting almost entirely of blood with only small particles of decidua and mucus, occuring days 1 to 3 of the postpartal period.
    Lochia Rubra
  22. pink or brownish vaginal discharge beginning about the 4th postpartal day.
    lochia serosa
  23. colorless or white vaginal discharge occuring about the 10th postpartal day.
    lochia alba
  24. top portion of the uterus
  25. ideal for postpartal health
    firm fundus
  26. may indicate uterine atony or placental fragments
    Boggy fundus
  27. SVD
    spontaneous vaginal delivery
  28. cord around baby's neck 1x
    nuchal cord x1
  29. number of times a women has been pregnant, including the present pregnancy; a pregnant woman.
    gravida (para, tpal)
  30. SAB
    spontaneous abortion
  31. the relationship of the presenting part of the fetus to the level of the ischial spines.
  32. from start of labor til the cervix is dilated to 10cm
    1st stage of labor
  33. transition stage, pushing, and delievery of the baby happen at this stage. The umbilical cord is also cut at this stage.
    2nd stage of labor
  34. begins with the birth of the baby and ends with the delivery of the placenta.
    3rd stage of labor
  35. the hour or 2 after delivery where the uterus tone is established
    4th stage of labor
  36. US
  37. NST
    non stress test
  38. CST
    contraction stress test
  39. FROM
    full range of movements/motion
  40. FTP
    failure to progress in labor
  41. an rh-negative mother is carrying a fetus with an rh-positive blood type.
    Rh incompatibility
  42. episiotomy types
    midline and medial-lateral
  43. implantation occurs outside the uterine cavity
    ectopic pregnancy
  44. birth of fetus by means of vacuum extraction
  45. used to assist in delivery, forceps are applied after the fetal head reaches the perineum.
  46. SYS
    stretching yawning syndrome
  47. white substance found coating the skin of newborn babies
  48. fine downy hair
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