Chapter 4 Notes - Chapter 4 Birth and Physical Development...

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Chapter 4 Birth and Physical Development Preparing for Childbirth Psychoprophylactic method encouraged women to relax and concentrate on breathing during contractions. Natural childbirth (no drugs) Obstetrician (for the baby) Doulas (mothering the mother) and midwives (for the baby) Birthing Accommodations Midwifery Birthing rooms (make you feel more like home) Rooming in (baby can stay in the room with mom, may leave baby in nursery) Home births (some midwives will not deliver at home) Stages of the Birth Process Birth: leaving water world Lightening (when the uterus moves down) Labor: cervix must dilate to 10cm Delivery: begins once the head passes the cervix Crowning (head comes out) Neonate: baby still connected to umbilical cord Afterbirth: delivery of placenta The Baby’s Birth Experience Leboyer: -a kind and cuddly delivery -actually, babies are equipped with adrenaline and noradrenaline to help them survive the stress of birth Electronic Fetal Monitoring (make sure baby doesn’t need to be c-section) Newborn Appearance The Apgar Test: -baby assessed at 1min and at 5min post delivery - A ctivity, P ulse, G rimace,
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