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Postpartum

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creamy colored vag discharge that occurs when the amount of blood is decreased and number of leukocytes is increased Alba
common after delivery and usually treated with ambulation, fluids, fiber, stool softeners Constipation
reddish vaginal discharge composed mostly of blood that occurs immediately after birth Rubra
used to treat episiotomies, lacerations, or hematomas during first 24 hours after delivery Icepack
redness, ecchymosis, edema, discharge, and approximation - used to assess wound healing REEDA
approximately 7-9 weeks after childbirth - breastfeeding may delay this Return of menstruation
cramping pain after childbirth caused by relaxation and contraction of uterine muscles - worse when breastfeeding Afterpains
profuse sweating to rid body of excess fluid and is not clinically significant Diaphoresis
swelling of the breasts resulting from increased blood flow, edema, and presence of milk Engorgement
common in women who have had an epidural - may not feel urge to void and must be encouraged to do so Bladder Distention
pink or brown-tinged vag discharge that follows rubra, composed mostly of exudate, blood and leukocytes Serosa
changes that return the uterus to it's prepregnant state Involution
med that is admin to Rh negative moms who have Rh positive babies to prevent development of maternal antibodies - must be given IM within 72 hours of delivery RhoGAM
increased excretion of urine, as much as 3000 ml per day on days 2-5 after delivery Diuresis
vaccine given to protect subsequent pregnancies from measles - patient should not get pregnant again for 28 days Rubella
vaginal drainage after birth, recorded as scant, light, moderate, or heavy - lighter in C/S moms Lochia
usually accomplished by squirting warm water over perineum after each voiding or BM - pat dry Pericare
time for couple to give up old roles and take on the role of parenthood Letting-Go
call MD if: temp > 100.5, bleeding heavier than 1 pad per hour, worsening pain, foul smelling discharge, nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks Discharge instructions
transient condtion characterized by fatigue, tearfulness, mood instabiity and anxiety - usually related to postpartum discomforts, fatigue, or concern about ability to parent Baby blues
mother is focused primarily on her own needs and is unable to focus on new information Taking- In
may occur after spinal anesthesia - patient may need a blood patch Postdural HA
ambulate early and often, pelvic lifts, avoidance of carbonated beverages and straws, simethicone Abdominal distention
rapid initial attraction felt by parents soon after childbirth Bonding
most vag deliveries can eat soon after delivery, but C/S moms start out NPO - nurse progresses diet with positive bowel sounds Progressive diet
mother shifts her attention from her own needs to the needs of the iinfant - called the 'teachable, reachable moment" Taking hold
comfort measure for perineal discomfort, with cool water 1st 24 hours and warm water after 1st 24 hours Sitz bath
infant's face held level with mom's face and prolonged, mutual gazing occurs Enface
important for all moms, but especially those who are bottle-feeding - should also avoid breast stimulation Supportive bra
common during first days home from hospital, patient should nap when baby naps Fatigue
enduring bond is developed through pleasurable satisfyling interaction Attachment
patient-controlled analgesia - side effects include resp depression, N & V, pruritis PCA
soft, mushy uterine fundus Boggy
edema, warmth, tenderness, pain, fever, drainage Wound infection
continue to do this with engorgement or mastitis unless absess occurs Breastfeeding
falling BP, increasing pulse, heavy bleeding somewhere Hypovolemic shock
number 1 cause of late PPH Placental fragments
admin to prevent or treat PPH and is a powerful vasoconstrictor Methergine
episiotomy or laceration that extends into the rectal mucosa 4th degree
noted with firm fundus but continuous trickle of vaginal bleeding Laceration
rare condition characterized by confusion, agitation, hallucinations, dellusions and risk of harm to baby Postpartum psychosis
failure of uterus to contract around blood vessels after delivery Atony
first line of treatment for DVT Bedrest
slower than expected return of uterus to prepregnant state Subinvolution
management includes culture and antibiotics, push PO fluids UTI
Blood loss of > 500 ml (vag) or 1000 ml (c/s) Postpartum Hemorrhage
localized area of pain in breast with redness and flu-like symptoms that include fever and aching muscles Mastitis
bleeding into loose tissue at area of vessel damage - firm fundus, lochia normal, extra painful perineum Hematoma
swelling of leg, heat, tenderness, erythema DVT
Created by: L.moore