OB Exam II Study Guide- Antepartum
Reproduction, Conception, and Fetal Development
1. Review the female reproductive anatomy, especially the sites of major function in
fertilization and pregnancy
Internal female reproductive organs
a. Vagina (8-10 cm)
Intrapartum at Risk
Know the types of dysfunctional labor, including precipitous labor.
What is CPD?
How do we treat each type of dysfunctional labor pattern (including
prolonged latent labor)? This would include nursing considerations
1. Know the questions to ask if someone comes into L&D or calls and
thinks she is in labor. Also what do we need from her prenatal records?
G1P0000; 39 wk EGA, no problems
Thinks she is in labor
What questions will you ask her?
Study Guide Newborn Exam
Physiologic Response of the Newborn to Birth Lecture
Know the development of the fetal respiratory system; what does surfactant
- The purpose of surfactant is to decrease surface tension and prevent alveolar
collapse it is a l
Womens Health Test Study guide
This is just a guide. There are mostly NCLEX type application question so it is more than just memorization.
You will have to understand and be able to apply concepts. Remember required reading and lab information is
Study Guide for Intrapartum Exam
Intrapartum: The labor and delivery process and physiology
Labor: Regular, progressively intense uterine contractions that, over time,
produce cervical effacement and dilation, leading to the development of
N4210 Study Guide for Postpartum
Postpartum physiologic and psychological adaptations lecture.
Know the descent of the fundus and what normal involution of the uterus looks like.
- Involution: the process by which the reproductive system, especially the u
Nursing care throughout the four stages of labor
Issues for the L&D Nurse
o comfortable with the sexual overtones?
o comfortable with intimacy?
o comfortable with family setting?
Personal experiences with birth:
o I have no children
Maternal Analgesia and Anesthesia
Pain during L&D
o Maximizing Pain Relief With Minimal Risk to Mom and Baby
o Visceral vs somatic pain
o Fear & Anxiety
o Increases in maternal heart rate, blood pressure, and respirator
Prep Check for OB Drug Lab
1. A PCA pump is an example of systemic (opioid) analgesia.
2. The side effects of this type of analgesia extend to the fetus
3. What are two advantages of patient controlled analgesia? Sense of autonomy and elimination