By Stella McKay-Moffat
This booklet is written with either measure and degree pupil midwives in brain. it truly is cut up into sections, every one alphabetical. the 1st part comprises a number of the language of midwifery: phrases, abbreviations and definitions. the second one part comprises universal stipulations, strategies, emergency events, and helping details. in regards to the authors; Foreword by means of Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal university of Midwives 1997-2004; Preface; part 1: The Language of Midwifery; part 2: speedy Reference themes; Figures: Flow/action charts; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: supply of occipito-posterior place; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3: supply of face presentation; 3.1: general haemoglobin Composition; 3.2.1, 3.2.2: basic grownup haemoglobins; 3.3: general Fetal haemoglobin; 3.4.1, 3.4.2: Sickle cellphone haemoglobins; 3.5.1, 3.5.2: Alpha thalassaemia; 3.6.1, 3.6.2: Beta thalassaemia; four: Heel prick websites; 5.1 to 5.9: Placenta varieties
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Baby for Adoption Physically examined, any defects noted, adoptive parents informed. Placed with foster parents or may remain with mother (often in mother and baby unit). Placed with adoptive parents when 6 weeks old or possibly on discharged from hospital, but no consent can be given before 6 weeks in case mother changes her mind. Lives with adoptive parents for 13 weeks, enabling investigations and home visits and thus ensuring suitability. The Court (High Court, County Court, Children and Family Court) Ensures: (i) mother consents to the adoption (ii) that adoption is in the best interest of the child (iii) that no reward was given to the mother by the adoptive parents.
If the child is placed by the High Court or if it is a foster child and consent has been given – child must have lived with adoptive parents for 12 months as part of the family and must have been visited in the home. If no parental consent is given, child must have lived with adoptive parents for 5 years. If a child is being adopted from another country, then the laws of that country must be followed. Adoption proceedings will be heard in private. When 18 the adoptee can apply to the Registrar’s Office for information necessary for obtaining his/her original birth certificate.
Once the cap has been positioned, the air is sucked out of it by means of a vacuum. Steady gentle traction during a contraction facilitates the delivery. Z YG OT E * 19 Vernix caseosa – white, lard-type substance covering the fetal skin in utero to protect against possible damage from being in a watery environment – some may still be present at birth Version – correction of the fetal presentation; external cephalic version (ECV) – the fetus is pushed head over heels externally (breech to head) before the onset of labour (NICE 2003); internal podalic version – vaginally during labour a transverse lie is converted to breech by pulling a leg down (see presentation; and breech delivery in Section 2) Vertex – circular area on skull vault that presents when the head is well flexed; bounded by anterior and posterior fontanelles and parietal eminences on either side (see abdominal palpation and delivery technique in Section 2) Viable / viability – capable of independent life = 24 weeks pregnancy in UK Vital statistics – statistics relating to life, death, disease – UK statistics include the fertility rate, live births, stillbirths, perinatal, neonatal, post-neonatal and infant mortality rates, and maternal mortality / morbidity VKDB – vitamin K deficiency bleeding (see haemorrhagic disease in Section 2) Zygosity, determining – determining whether twins are identical (monozygous – derived from one single fertilised ovum) or fraternal (dizygous – derived from two different fertilised ova).
A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives by Stella McKay-Moffat