Case Study Of Labor Pitocin

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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,
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was very excited to talk about her labor. She said everything happened so fast she didn’t even have time for an epidural. She said before she knew it, they told her she was 10 centimeters and that it was time to push. She said she only pushed four times before her son was born (AB, personal communication, September 27, 2016). While talking with her I asked her if she wanted me to bring her son to her room and she said not yet because she wanted to get a shower and do her hair. During the first 24 hours after delivery, it is normal that the woman is preoccupied with her own needs and be excited to talk about her labor (London et al.,

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