Is the relationship between the long axis of the fetus to the long axis of the mother.Continue reading “Fetal Lie”
The pelvis protects the reproductive organs, and is the bony passage through which the baby must pass in order to be born.Continue reading “The pelvis “a basin-like cavity””
Are four specific steps in palpating the uterus through the abdomen, from the fundus all the way down to the pelvic brim, named after the gynecologist Christian Gerhard Leopold.Continue reading “Leopold’s Maneuvers”
AKA Fetal kick counts
Refers how many times a baby moves during a certain time.
The mom must feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours, but she would probably feel movements in less time than that, letting her know her baby is doing just fine. This is very important to do in the third trimester, noticing the baby movement changes can save his life on time.
This is very important to do in the third trimester, noticing the baby movement changes can save his life on time.Continue reading “Fetal Movement Counting (FMC) ”
Amniotic fluid index (AFI)
This is used as an estimate of the amniotic fluid volume, to know if there is a normal amount of amniotic fluid or if there is not enough or too much amniotic fluid.
This is measured by ultrasound and basically is the sum of all the four single deepest pockets from each quadrant.
Note: A fluid pocket may contain fetal parts or umbilical cord loops, but these are not included in the measurement.Continue reading “Amniotic fluid measurements”
First trimester is normal to feel tired, don’t worry it will pass. Remember you are growing a little human, your body is going through so many physical and hormonal changes (hormones may have a sleep-inducing effect).
By the third trimester during pregnancy again the bathroom breaks and physical discomfort may interfere with your sleep.
You need to rest during the day to recover!
Normal vaginal pH in reproductive years
pH ≤ 4.5 (usually between 3.8 to 4.5)
Acronym used to assess pregnancy outcomes.
L: Living children
Water is also a necessary nutrient, considered a macro nutrient but doesn’t provide calories. Necessary for body temperature, sweat, joint lubrication, flush waste through urination and keep right bowel movements.Continue reading “Water, water and more water!”