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    After eight and a half long months of morning sickness, more like all day sickness, hefty weight gain, numerous doctor appointments, eating like a sumo wrestler, and back pain that kept me up throughout the night, I thought that I could finally rest these last two weeks. Boy did I think wrong! Sleeping peacefully September 27 in my new cherry oak bed with the ceiling fan wide open, I suddenly jolted up feeling an excruciating pain radiate all in my stomach and back. I knew then that it was time to have my little bundle of joy. Seeing my mother and sister give birth, I thought it was the most wonderful and beautiful event in the world. Little did I know the actual effort of bringing a child into the world until my time came. Luckily I was already on the phone with my loving boyfriend, who is also the father of my child, so I called his name but I forgot that trying to wake him up is like trying to wake a grizzly bear up during hibernation in the winter. I ended up having to hang the phone up and redial his number which did not make me any happier. Once he finally realized that it was me, I told him that I had gone into labor but not to tell a soul. He went into panic mode immediately. I could hear him jump out of bed and moving around like his body was on fire. “Kingston calm down. I’m fine just take your time and come to the house.” Since he didn’t say anything after that, I hung up. Hating to bother my family in the middle of the night, I suffered through the pain for an…

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    “Cord clamping is part of the third stage of labor, which is the time between delivery of the infant and the placenta. The cord is usually clamped by applying two clamps. The cord is cut between the clamps.” (Reynolds, 2007) Cord clamping is done at the moment of birth to cut off the supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the baby from the placenta. Delayed cord clamping is a practice where the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after placental pulsations have ceased, or until after…

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    will define cord clamping and delayed cord clamping. It will also look into the most recent research to show if there are any benefits or risks to both preterm and term infants by using delayed cord clamping, and if there are any maternal health benefits from this practice. After the third week of conception blood vessels begin to develop to carry a supply of oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the embryo. By the fifth week been compressed and formed what we know as the umbilical cord. The…

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    Later in this chapter we shall take a look at scripture verses that so clearly illustrate what I am talking about, but first I will explain a few things. All truths are parallel! Why does the Bible mention the umbilical cord? Unlike like humans, there is nothing that God mentions in His word that is unnecessary. Most Bible translations unmistakably refer to the umbilical cord as the navel or navel string. When the Bible talks about the umbilical cord it is often with a dual meaning. In the…

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    WHAT IS A BREECH BIRTH? A breech birth is when a baby is born with the buttocks or the feet first. Most babies are in a head down (vertex) position when they are born. There are three types of breech babies: • When the baby’s buttocks are showing first in the birth canal (vagina) with the legs straight up and the feet at the baby’s head (frank breech). • When the baby’s buttocks shows first with the legs bent at the knees and the feet down near the buttocks (complete breech). • When one or…

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    The placenta provides for exchange of nutrients and waste products between the fetus and mother (Lewis, S.,2011). .The placenta is a temporary vital organ. About five days after fertilization the placenta will attach itself to the woman’s uterus latching to the umbilical cord; it is fully functioning by 13 weeks of pregnancy. The umbilical cord contains two arteries and a vein. The woman and the baby cells make up the placenta. The placenta handles producing pregnancy essential hormones such…

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    Placenta Abruption Essay

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    Did you know that placenta abruption occurs in 1 in 100 pregnancies? The placenta is the way the baby receives food and oxygen through the umbilical cord which attaches to the wall of the uterus. In the Maternal Early Pregnancy Serum Metabolomics Profile and Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding as Predictors of Placenta Abruption: A Prospective Study, by Blzu Gelya he reported that women ages 20-34 had placenta abruption 64% out of others aged mothers. Also he reported Non-Hispanic whites had higher chance…

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    May 7, 2014, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. I set in the waiting room, bags in my lap, my mother to my left and an empty car seat on my right. The room is small and dull. The walls are painted a pale tan color and the only sound is coming from Rachel Ray cooking a “5 minute meal” on the television. “Why does Tripler choose to play Food Network for a bunch of pregnant women?” I wonder. Rachel just reminds me how hungry I am, even though I just finished a hearty breakfast. Maybe…

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    I observed the responsibilities of a Labor and Delivery Nurse, during the first day. I was able to gain much information about normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries and also observe how each delivery differed between that of the next mother. On the third and fourth day, I was able to learn how inadequate staff was handled in these areas and how this affected the clients as well. Childbirth is an unknown experience, therefore, nurses must be ready for help even if extra staff is not available.…

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    A sea of vehicles rushed back and forth in front of the hospital entrance. Once inside, the linoleum floor offered a natural path to the elevators. The box loudly groaned and purred up to the third floor. The doors giving a clear reflection of the people inside. As the doors parted, a sign stood to the side. The sign provided a list of directions below the number three; this was the Obstetrics floor. The small waiting area was warm and inviting and to the side, nurses sat behind a glass window.…

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