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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Check Your Understanding Questions

Maternal Newborn NursingCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
A patient is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions during the third trimester. Describe the counseling or teaching you would provide them to encourage comfort and teach them about emergency signs pertinent to this stage of pregnancy.
2 .
Compare labor contractions and Braxton Hicks contractions. Describe the risks of incorrectly identifying each of these as a labor and delivery nurse.
3 .
What is the consensus on how long labor should last?
4 .
What mechanisms cause the cervix to dilate and efface during active labor?
5 .
How will the nurse know the placenta is close to being born?
6 .
Explain the responsibilities of the nurse in the fourth stage of labor.
7 .
Describe what happens to the laboring person’s pulse during the first stage of labor.
8 .
If a birthing person begins profusely vomiting during the first stage of labor, they are likely entering what phase of labor?
9 .
What is a possible negative effect on the fetus during the second stage of labor due to the stress of pushing?
10 .
Your patient in labor is crying. How do you address this?
11 .
What emotions does the nurse expect a patient to report in early labor?
12 .
Explain the importance of the presence of family support during labor and birth.

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