SOLUTIONS, LESSON 3
A multipara with relaxed pelvic or perineal floor muscles.
A multipara with usually strong, forceful contractions.
Inadequate warning of imminent birth due to absence of painful sensations during
labor. (para 3-3)
Lacerations of the cervix,
vagina, and/or perineum.
Aspiration of amniotic fluid.
Hemorrhaging originating from
lacerations/hematomas or the uterus.
Infection as a result of unsterile
Infection as a result of unsterile delivery.
(paras 3-4a and b)
Hemostats or cord clamps.
Dry blanket/towel. (para 3-5c)
Paper, towel, blanket, or cord to place under patient's buttocks.
Ligating material such as string, yarn, or shoelaces to tie the cord.
A sharp instrument such as scissors, a knife, or razor to cut the cord.
A dry cloth to wrap infant after delivery. (para 3-5d)
After delivery of the head. (paras 3-6d and e)
Tight nuchal cord--clamp it twice and cut between the clamps.
Cord is loose, cannot be lifted over infant's head--slide the cord over the delivering
body. (paras 3-6g(2),(3))
May cause bruising of a large surface area and may result in compromising
circulatory volume. (para 3-6k(5))
To prevent heat loss. (para 3-6k(7))
Every 10 to 15 minutes. (para 3-7c)