Section I: Read Chapter 10 in the Midwifery Workbook and complete the following:
List the 4 factors that influence the outcome of labor and, in your own words, explain why they influence labor. In your opinion, which factor has the most influence and why?
The passage: the mother’s body shape, her pelvic size, the muscle structure will affecthow long the labor is and how pain she might be have.
The passenger: how many weeks of the fetal(gestational age), fetus’s position and size will affect the length of labor.
The powers: the uterus contraction and cervix dilation. The mother’s health will affect how her body works during labor.
The psyche: The mother’s emotions. Fear and unsecurity will cut the hormone of contraction. But feel safe and calm helps mother’s body keep doing their work.
I think the power is the most influence. Because the healthy mom her body can function well. Good contraction and cervix dilation will make the baby out more easily.
2. Complete the exercise on page 256.
3. How many bones make up the fetal skull?
4. List the 4 sutures of the fetal skull and their location.
Frontal suture: lies between the two frontal bones and extends anteriorly from the sagittal suture.