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1

What is the incidence of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

50-80% experience it
52% actually vomit

2

When is nausea usually resolved

by 12-14 weeks for majority
16-20 weeks for the rest

3

Describe: 3 Stages of Labour

Stage 1- Latent and Active: covers from when contractions begin (irregular, short lasting, 45sec and ends once fully dilated

Stage 2- begins with full dilation, expulsive contractions and ends with birth of the baby

Stage 3- is the birth of the placenta

4

What assessments are done 41+ weeks

Twice weekly CTG
Amniotic fluid volume assessed
Plan for IOL 41-42 weeks

5

What hormones are involved in the initiation of labour

- Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH)
- Prostaglandins
- Oxytocin
- Oestrogen
- Progesterone
- Relaxin