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The term, preterm and growth-restricted baby

Jun 19, 2019 by in MIDWIFERY Comments Off on The term, preterm and growth-restricted baby

40The term, preterm and growth-restricted baby Assessment of gestational age Most babies are born at term and are healthy (Figure 40.1). However, low birthweight (LBW) babies, that is <2.5 kg at…

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Hand hygiene

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2Hand hygiene Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) cost the health service millions of pounds per year, as well as causing women and their families unnecessary suffering and concern. In the mid 1800s,…

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Examination of the placenta and membranes

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31Examination of the placenta and membranes The placenta and membranes are examined shortly after birth to ascertain completeness. Retained placental tissue or membranes may lead to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) or…

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Urinary catheterisation

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32Urinary catheterisation Urinary catheterisation is increasingly used in a number of women during labour, preoperatively and in the postnatal period. During the physiological process of labour, bladder care is a…

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