Lamaze Birthing Techniques   (Dr. Fernand Lamaze)   <ul><li>Goal is to learn how to deal positively with pain and to relax...
Family Birthing Center  http://www.stlukeshospital.com/pg_progserv/ps_birthing.htm
Medication delivery <ul><li>1/3 of woman receive an  epidural anesthesia– produces numbness from waist down.  </li></ul><u...
Effects of Pain Medications on Baby <ul><ul><li>depresses oxygen flow  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>slows labor  </li></ul><...
Longer is Better… Some medical insurance companies are pushing for moms to only be allowed to stay for 24 hours.  Do you t...
<ul><li>Trained health care workers use the  </li></ul><ul><li>APGAR Scale </li></ul><ul><li>a ppearance (color)  </li></u...
The APGAR Scale
Postpartum blues: symptoms appear 2 to 3 days after delivery and subside within 1 to 2 weeks No symptoms Postpartum depres...
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Lifespan Chapter 2B Online Stud

  1. 1. Lamaze Birthing Techniques (Dr. Fernand Lamaze) <ul><li>Goal is to learn how to deal positively with pain and to relax at the onset of a contraction. </li></ul><ul><li>Low income and minority groups are less likely to take advantage of these methods. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Family Birthing Center http://www.stlukeshospital.com/pg_progserv/ps_birthing.htm
  3. 3. Medication delivery <ul><li>1/3 of woman receive an epidural anesthesia– produces numbness from waist down. </li></ul><ul><li>Newer: Walking epidural or D ual spinal-epidural – smaller needles deliver continuous anesthetic; can move about more freely during labor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Effects of Pain Medications on Baby <ul><ul><li>depresses oxygen flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>slows labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fetus becomes less responsive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fetus may have slower motor control fetus (may be slower to sit and stand during first year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>initial interaction between mother and fetus may be affected </li></ul></ul>**Not all studies suggest harmful effects for fetus!**
  5. 5. Longer is Better… Some medical insurance companies are pushing for moms to only be allowed to stay for 24 hours. Do you think this reduction is justified?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Trained health care workers use the </li></ul><ul><li>APGAR Scale </li></ul><ul><li>a ppearance (color) </li></ul><ul><li>p ulse (heart rate) </li></ul><ul><li>g rimace (reflex irritability) </li></ul><ul><li>a ctivity (muscle tone) </li></ul><ul><li>r espiration (respiratory effort) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The APGAR Scale
  8. 8. Postpartum blues: symptoms appear 2 to 3 days after delivery and subside within 1 to 2 weeks No symptoms Postpartum depression: symptoms linger for weeks or months and interfere with daily functioning Percentage of U.S. Women Who Experience Postpartum Blues and Postpartum Depression Affects ~10 percent of mothers. Can cause emotional problems for infants. One in 500 cases include break with reality, like Andrea Yates. 10% 70% 20%

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