Medical discipline dealing with pregnancy and childbirth, whose primary aims are the reduction of mortality and morbidity in mother and (perintatally) baby.
The following terms are used in obstetrics and may be useful when communicating with specialists.
- The number of pregnancies, including this one, irrespective of the outcome (e.g. miscarriage, live birth)
- The number of times that a pregnancy has resulted in a live birth.
- The relationship of long axis of baby to the mother, e.g. longitudinal, transverse, oblique
- which part of the baby is in or over the pelvic brim, e.g. cephalic, face, breech
- of a denominator (e.g. occiput of baby) relative to fixed points of mother pelvis, e.g. occipito-posterior
- relationship of parts of baby to itself, e.g. flexed, extended
- lowest presenting diameter in relation to the ischial spines
- the highest part of the skull
- where the widest diameter of the presentation part is over the pelvic brim
- abnormal labour
- oedema of foetal scalp
- where the bones of foetus slide over one another
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Pages in category "Obstetrics"
The following 67 pages are in this category, out of 67 total.