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WEEK 3 PRE-CLASS Reproductive System changes o Uterus: after delivery of placenta involution occurs o Involution: uterus returns to a pre-pregnant size, shape, and location. o After the third stage of labor, assess the uterus: Every 15 minutes for the first hour. Every 30 minutes for the second hour. Every 4 hours for the next 22 hours. Every shift after the first 24 hours or as stated in hospital/unit protocols. More frequently if the assessment findings are not within normal limit o Endometrium: undergoes exfoliation and regeneration after the birth of the placenta through the process of necrosis of the superficial layer of the decidua and regeneration of the decidua basalis into endometrial tissue Lochia undergoes changes that reflect the healing stages of the uterine placental site. o Assess lochia each time the uterus is assessed Vagina and perineum: changes are related to the birthing process ranging from mild stretching and minor lacerations to major tears and episiotomies.
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  • Summer '17
  • Endometrium, 4 hours, Breast engorgement,  Vagina

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