Email this sample to a friend


Assessment: Palpation of fetal parts and the appreciation of fetal movement and heart tones are diagnostic.







2


Anatomy


Placenta


Transfer of gases

Transport of nutrients

Excretion of wastes

Hormone production

Protection


Umbilical cord


Connects placenta to fetus

Two arteries

One vein

Amniotic Sac

Membrane surrounding fetus

Fluid originates from feral sources

500 - 1000 cc (after 20 weeks)

Rupture produces watery discharge


Terminology


Antepartum - before delivery

Postpartum - after delivery

Previous Page Next Page Page 2 of 351