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Chapter Sixteen. Caring for the Maternal/Infant Client

Chapter Sixteen. Caring for the Maternal/Infant Client

Terms you’ll need to understand:

Abortion
Alpha-fetoprotein
Amenorrhea
Braxton Hicks contractions
Caput succedaneum
Cervix
Cesarean section
Chadwick’s sign
Colostrum
Condylomata acuminata
Contraception
Decelerations
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Dystocia
Ectopic pregnancy
Epidural anesthesia
Estriol
Fetal monitoring
Fundus
Goodell’s sign
Gravida
Hegar’s sign
HELLP
Herpes
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Hydatidiform mole
Hyperbilirubinemia
Hyperemesis gravidarum
Isoimmunization
Leopold’s maneuvers
Linea nigra
McDonald’s sign
Multigravida
Nagel’s rule
Nullipara
Oligohydramnios
Oxytocin
Papanicolaou smear
Para
Pica
Polyhydramnios
Preeclampsia
Premature rupture of membranes
Preterm labor
Prostaglandin
Pulmonary surfactant
Rubella
Sexually transmitted infections
TORCH
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxoplasmosis
Ultrasonography
Wharton’s jelly


Nursing skills you’ll need to master:

Performing pediatric heelstick
Checking for cervical dilation
Performing fetal monitoring



  

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