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Chapter 5

PSYC 2450 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Pethidine, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Muscle Tone


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2450
Professor
c
Chapter
5

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Chapter 5
three stage process:
first stage of labour:
begins when contractions spaced 10-15 min apart
ends when cervix is fully dilated
second stage of labour (delivery):
begins when fetus’ head passes through cervix
ends when baby has emerged
third stage of labour (afterbirth):
placenta expelled
labour and delivery medications:
analgesics (pain relievers):
Demerol
tranquilizers
anesthetics (loss of sensation):
pudendal
epidural
general anesthesia
other methods:
hypnosis
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
approaches to childbirth around the world:
in many cultures, infants born at home
in Canada, most births occur in hospitals, but changing views:
natural and prepared childbirth:
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