amniotomy


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amniotomy

 [am″ne-ot´ah-me]
surgical rupture of the fetal membranes.
Patient Care. Amniotomy results in drainage of the amniotic fluid and thus hastens labor by allowing the head to fit more snugly into the dilating cervix. There is little or no discomfort accompanying the procedure; the patient will require only an explanation of what is to be done, and proper draping and cleansing of the perineum. After amniotomy the expelled fluid is carefully observed for color. A yellow or green color indicates fetal distress. The fetal heart rate is monitored for signs of fetal distress because amniotomy increases the risk of a prolapsed cord.

am·ni·ot·o·my

(am'nē-ot'ō-mē),
Artificial rupture of the fetal membranes as a means of inducing or expediting labor.

amniotomy

/am·ni·ot·o·my/ (am″ne-ot´ah-me) surgical rupture of the fetal membranes to induce labor.

amniotomy

(ăm′nē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical rupture of the fetal membranes to induce or expedite labor.

amniotomy

[am′nē·ot′əmē]
an artificial rupture of the fetal membranes, usually performed to stimulate or accelerate the onset of labor.

amniotomy

Breaking the bag of waters, membrane rupture Obstetrics The deliberate rupture of the amniotic sac to induce or hasten labor

am·ni·ot·o·my

(am'nē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Artificial rupture of the fetal membranes as a means of inducing or expediting labor.

amniotomy

Intentional rupturing of the fetal membranes to induce or facilitate labour.

amniotomy

surgical rupture of the fetal membranes.
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Based on this clinical trial, it would seem that early amniotomy may be a useful adjunct for nulliparous labor inductions," said Dr.
C Amniotomy should be performed where feasible prior to oxytocin administration
All women received an amniotomy and oxytocin when they reached 4-cm dilation.
Active management of labor consists of an accurate diagnosis of labor, early amniotomy, and early recognition and treatment of labor abnormalities, which prevents uterine fatigue.
She was induced, in a hospital, with amniotomy and oxitocin, had terrible pains, a very big episiotomy and after the birth a huge hemorrhage, so she needed almost one liter of blood transfusion.
Once the woman progressed to 3 cm or so, we aggressively performed the amniotomy, and internal monitors were placed at the discretion of the managing physician.
Condition/Purpose Procedure Premature labor Bedrest, drugs, NICU Post dates Prostaglandin, pitocin PROM Induce/augment labor Check progress Vaginal exams Monitor FHR EFM, internal, external Check mec/long labor Amniotomy Dehydration, adm med IV fluids Pain, maternal distress Anesthesia/analgesia Prolonged labor Augmentation VBAC, Maternal med ?