With regard to afterbirth pains, nurses should be aware that these pains are:
a) Can feel quite intense and may be helped by ibuprofen or tylenol.
b) More common in first-time mothers.
c) Caused by mild, continuous contractions for the duration of the postpartum period.
d) Alleviated somewhat when the mother breastfeeds
Postbirth uterine/vaginal discharge, called lochia:
a) Is usually greater after cesarean births.
b) Will usually decrease with ambulation and breastfeeding.
c) Should smell like normal menstrual flow unless an infection is present.
d) Is similar to a light menstrual period for the first 6 to 12 hours.
The interval between the birth of the newborn and the return of the reproductive organs to their normal nonpregnant state is called the:
a) Involutionary period because of what happens to the uterus.
b) Mini-tri period because it lasts only 3 to 6 weeks.
c) Lochia period because of the nature of the vaginal discharge.
d) Puerperium, or fourth trimester of pregnancy.
Puerperium, or fourth trimester of pregnancy.
What statement by a newly delivered woman indicates that she knows what to expect about her menstrual activity after childbirth?
a) My first menstrual cycle will be lighter than normal and then will get heavier every month thereafter.”
b) My first menstrual cycle will be heavier than normal and then will be light for several months after.”
c) I will not have a menstrual cycle for 6 months after childbirth.”
d) “My first menstrual cycle will be heavier than normal and will return to my prepregnant volume within three or four cycles.”
“My first menstrual cycle will be heavier than normal and will return to my prepregnant volume within three or four cycles.”
Which hormone remains elevated in the immediate postpartum period of the breastfeeding woman?
a) Human placental lactogen
Which description of postpartum restoration or healing times is accurate?
a) The vagina gradually returns to prepregnancy size by 6 to 10 weeks after childbirth
b) Hemorrhoids usually decrease in size within 2 weeks of childbirth.
c) Most episiotomies heal within a week
d) The cervix shortens, becomes firm, and returns to form within a month postpartum.
The vagina gradually returns to prepregnancy size by 6 to 10 weeks after childbirth
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