Flashcards in Week 10.1 - labour and its problems Deck (8)
What happens to the myometrium during pregnancy?
-Extensive hypertrophy and hyperplasia
How are uterine contractions assessed?
-Frequency, amplitude and duration
In which direction is the pelvic inlet shorter?
-Anterioposterior plane (obstetric conjugate)
Why can moulding of the fetal cranium occur?
-Fetal skull bones not yet fused
What inhibits uterine contractions during pregnancy?
What is relaxin?
-Substance producedduring pregnancy which causes changes in the cervix ECMover a period of weeks (36-40)
What are the 3 most common causes of maternal mortality regarding labour?