Midwives Assistant Resource Guide​

Giving an Injection

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Care of the Newborn

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Midwife’s Assistant Resource Guide-Birth Set-Up

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The Stages of Labor and Birth
Comfort Measures in Labor Handout by Jennifer Jenkins

Midwife’s Assistant Resource Guide Vital Signs

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Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

  1. Nausea and Morning Sickness: Many women experience feelings of nausea and may even vomit during the early weeks of pregnancy.
  2. Fatigue: Hormonal changes and increased energy demands can lead to persistent fatigue and a feeling of low energy during the first trimester.
  3. Breast Tenderness: Hormonal fluctuations can cause breast tenderness and sensitivity, making the breasts feel sore and swollen.
  4. Frequent Urination: As the uterus expands, it puts pressure on the bladder, leading to more frequent trips to the bathroom.
  5. Mood Swings: Hormonal changes can affect mood stability, causing pregnant women to experience emotional ups and downs.
  6. Food Aversions and Cravings: Many women develop aversions to certain foods or experience intense cravings during early pregnancy.
  7. Increased Sense of Smell: Heightened sensitivity to odors is a common discomfort, with even pleasant smells becoming overpowering or nauseating.
  8. Constipation: Hormonal changes can slow down the digestive system, leading to constipation and discomfort.
  9. Bloating and Gas: Hormonal fluctuations can cause bloating and increased production of gas, leading to discomfort and flatulence.
  10. Headaches: Changes in hormone levels and increased blood volume can trigger headaches and migraines during early pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications

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Abdominal palpation, measuring fundal height and listening to fetal heart tones

Midwife’s Assistant Resource Guide-Abdominal palpation, measuring fundal height and listening to fetal heart tones