Maternity and Newborn - Labor and Delivery : Nursing Course


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Premature separation of the placenta is referred to as:

Abruptio placentae

Rationale: Abruptio placentae is the separation of the placenta from the inner wall of the uterus before the baby is delivered. It is a potentially fatal occurrence that decreases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus, making it one of the leading causes of fetal death in the third trimester.


Irregular contractions that may begin in the first trimester and become increasingly stronger during the pregnancy are frequently referred to as:

Braxton-Hicks.

Rationale: Braxton-Hicks contractions are typically painless contractions of the uterus that are usually intermittent and come and go without an increase in intensity. Some women report uncomfortable tightening of the abdominal wall due to the increasing amounts of estrogen and distention of the uterus.


A physician’s effort to externally turn the fetus prior to delivery is called:

Cephalic version

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Incision of the perineum during childbirth is referred to as a(an):

Episiotomy

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Fingerlike ends of the fallopian tubes are called:

Fimbriae

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