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Misc. Midwifery

Various Midwifery Related Questions - always adding to it.

QuestionAnswer
What does the homeopathic chamomilla offer for pain relief during labor? It helps with sensitivity or intolerance to pain.
What does the homeopathic aconite offer for pain relief during labor? It helps with acute fear.
What does the homeopathic gelsemium offer for pain relief during labor? It helps with exhaustion and nervous excitement.
What does the homeopathic belladonna offer for pain relief during labor? It helps with rigid muscles.
What should a woman's temperature be -below- during labor? 100.6F Elevation should not exceed 1-2F during labor.
Why does temperature rise during labor and when is it the highest? It rises due to metabolic increases. It is highest during and immediately after delivery.
What are some of the causes of hyperthermia? fear/anxiety, dehydration, infection.
What is the management for a temperature over 100F? Offer emotional/herbal support, electrolyte fluids, and monitor for signs of infection. (Transport if hydration doesn't work)
What is the most accurate way to take a temperature? Rectal.
What is the least accurate way to take a temperature? Ax (armpit)
Four temps taken on the same woman - 99.6, 98.6, 97.6, and 99.6. Pair with the method: ear, oral, ax, and rectal. 99.6 -- rectal & ear 98.6 -- oral 97.6 -- ax
What is the normal count for respirations per minute for an adult? 12-20
What can hyperventilation indicate? fear/anxiety, improper breathing, infections process.
What is the management for hyperventilation? Emotional/herbal support, slow breathing, breathe in a bag, monitor for signs of infection. (Transport if needed)
Created by: BridgetBinSC