Essay on A Brief Note On The Third Stage Of Labor Pitocin

1305 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
A.B. did not have any lacerations or extensions and she did not need an episiotomy. During the third stage of labor Pitocin was used to help with uterine contractions. This stage usually last 5-30 minutes and this stage lasted 7 minutes for A.B. which is within normal limits. The placenta was delivered spontaneously at 0404 and no abnormalities were noted. The estimated blood loss was less than 500 ml (Patient’s chart, 2016). Usual blood loss ranges from 250 -500 milliliters after the delivery (London, et al., 2014). From admission to the time of delivery Stadol 2mg/ml was given three times for pain relief (Patient’s chart, 2016).
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After delivery A.B.’s vital signs were temperature 97.3, pulse range 62-74, respiratory rate range 16-18, blood pressure 106-110 systolic, and 58-60 diastolic (Patient’s chart, 2016). A.B.’s blood pressure was slightly lower than her normal blood pressure throughout her pregnancy. In the fourth stage, it is normal to have a drop in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and an increase in pulse pressure (London et al., 2014). Vital signs taken a few hours after delivery were temperature 97.3, pulse 74, respirations 18, and blood pressure was 118/72. Vital signs taken on the second day postpartum were temperature 98.2, pulse 84, respirations 18, and blood pressure was 118/64. On both days A.B.’s pulse and respirations were regular, bilateral lung sounds were clear, and no dyspnea was noted. The vital signs…

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