Maternity and Newborn - Labor and Delivery : Nursing Course


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

Episiotomy

Rationale: An episiotomy is an incision performed between the vagina and the rectum (perineum) that is used to increase the size of the opening of the vagina to assist in delivery of a baby.


Fingerlike ends of the fallopian tubes are called:

Fimbriae

Rationale: The ovaries are not directly connected to the Fallopian tubes. Just before ovulation occurs, the sex hormones activate the fimbriae, causing it to swell with blood and brush against the ovary in a gentle, sweeping motion. The ovary releases an immature egg cell and the cilia of the fimbriae sweep the egg into the Fallopian tube.


Premature separation of the placenta is referred to as:

Abruptio placentae

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

Cephalic version

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

Braxton-Hicks.

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