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Normal Labour Physio


What is lie? Longitudinal axis of foetus in relation to longitudinal axis of the mother
what is presentation? Anatomical portion of foetus closest to pelvic inlet determined on abd exam
presenting part ( define) anatomical portion of foetus closest to pelvic inlet determined by vag exam
normal presenting part cephalic presentation (foetal head)
define labour process where uterine contraction are accompanied by dilatation and effacement of cervix leading to expulsion of foetus and placenta thru birth canal
symptoms of onset of labour 1. painful regular contractions 2. bloody show 3. sensation of wanting to use bathroom 4. spontaneous ROM
mechanism for normal vaginal delivery 1. engagement 2. descent with flexion 3. internal rotation 4. extension 6. ext rotation and restitution 7. expulsion
Created by: IonaDel