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  1. Is the descent of the fetus into the pelvis.
    Lightening
  2. Premonitory Signs of Labor
    • Braxton Hicks Contractions
    • Lightening
    • Sudden Burst of Energy

    • Bloody Show
    • Rupture of the Membranes
    • Cervical changes
    • Gastrointestinal Disturbances
  3. CARDIOVASCULAR

    Nursing interventions - cardiac output increases to ______
    300-500mL of blood is squeezed from the uterus into the maternal circulation with each contraction

    Blood pressure should be taken between contractions b/c its HIGH during

    Anxiety and pain may also increase BP

    supine position can cause HYPOtension due to vessels being compressed by the fetal weight.
  4. RESPIRATORY

    Nursing interventions - hyperventilation may ____________the level if of C02 in the mother's blood
    Decrease

    oxygen consumption doubles
  5. Variables affecting labor are
    • Pelvis
    • Perineum
    • Uterus
    • Vagina
    • Cervix

    pelvis -

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56 Peds
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2011-08-16 08:39:57
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