Category:Obstetrics

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Introduction

Medical discipline dealing with pregnancy and childbirth, whose primary aims are the reduction of mortality and morbidity in mother and (perintatally) baby.

Obstetric terms

The following terms are used in obstetrics and may be useful when communicating with specialists.

Gravidity
The number of pregnancies, including this one, irrespective of the outcome (e.g. miscarriage, live birth)
Parity
The number of times that a pregnancy has resulted in a live birth.
Lie
The relationship of long axis of baby to the mother, e.g. longitudinal, transverse, oblique
Presentation
which part of the baby is in or over the pelvic brim, e.g. cephalic, face, breech
Position
of a denominator (e.g. occiput of baby) relative to fixed points of mother pelvis, e.g. occipito-posterior
Attitude
relationship of parts of baby to itself, e.g. flexed, extended
Station
lowest presenting diameter in relation to the ischial spines
Vertex
the highest part of the skull
Engagement
where the widest diameter of the presentation part is over the pelvic brim
Dystocia
abnormal labour
Caput
oedema of foetal scalp
Moulding
where the bones of foetus slide over one another

Historical aspects

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

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Pages in category "Obstetrics"

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