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Lesson 2 Normal and Emergency Childbirth

Learning Objectives

  • Define common terms pertaining to childbirth.
  • Identify characteristics of and management of abortion, ectopic pregnancy, third-trimester bleeding, and preeclampsia (toxemia).
  • Identify management procedures to follow for a pregnant female who has sustained trauma.
  • Identify procedures for assisting in a normal childbirth emergency delivery.
  • Identify procedures for assisting in an abnormal childbirth emergency delivery.
  • Identify the characteristics and management of the following complications of labor and delivery.

Select a study unit:

Section I. General Information

2-1. Introduction
2-2. Definitions--Common Obstetric Terms
2-3. Signs/Symptoms of Labor
2-4. Three Stages of Labor

Section II. Complications of Pregnancy

2-5. Abortion
2-6. Ecotopic Pregnancy
2-7. Third-Trimester Bleeding
2-8. Preeclampsia
2-9. Trauma During Pregnancy

Section III. Management of Mother and Newborn During Normal Delivery in an Emergency Setting

2-10. Time to Transport the Mother to a Hospital
2-11. Time to Reach the Hospital
2-12. Imminent Delivery
2-13. Care of the Baby
2-14. Delivery of the Placenta
2-15. Assessment of the Baby - APGAR
2-16. Resuscitation of a Newborn

Section IV. Abnormal Deliveries

2-17. Breech Presentation
2-18. Prolapsed Umbilical Cord
2-19. Limb Presentation
2-20. Multiple Births
2-21. Premature Births

Section V. Complications of Labor and Delivery

2-22. Antepartum Hemorrage
2-23. Pospartum Hemorrage
2-24. Emergency Childbirth Key Points
2-25. Summary

Exercises  for Lesson 2

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015