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1

What happens to the myometrium during pregnancy?

-Extensive hypertrophy and hyperplasia

2

How are uterine contractions assessed?

-Frequency, amplitude and duration

3

In which direction is the pelvic inlet shorter?

-Anterioposterior plane (obstetric conjugate)

4

Why can moulding of the fetal cranium occur?

-Fetal skull bones not yet fused

5

What inhibits uterine contractions during pregnancy?

-Progesterone

6

What is relaxin?

-Substance producedduring pregnancy which causes changes in the cervix ECMover a period of weeks (36-40)

7

What are the 3 most common causes of maternal mortality regarding labour?

-Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia
-Post-partrum haemorrhage
-Obstructed labour

8

Give 2 examples of operative deliveries

-Forceps
-Vacuum suction