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Pfannenstiel
"Bikini" skin incision
iatrogenic
adverse condition resulting from treatment
dystocia
difficult or prolonged labor
chignon
Newborn scalp edema caused by a vacuum extractor
List the potential complications of amniotomy
1. prolapse of the umbilical cord
2. infection
3. placental abruption
List three nursing measures following use of prostaglandin E2 to ripen the cervix and the rationale for each.
1. have the woman lie flat for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce gel leakage
2. Observe the FHR for changes that may occur with uterine contractions
3. Assess for excessive contractions that can reduce fetal oxygen supply