Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

1.1  Define and use correctly all of the key terms printed in bold. (SAQ 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4)

1.2  Describe the signs of true labour and distinguish between true and false labour. (SAQs 1.2 and 1.3)

1.3  Explain to the mother how to recognise the onset of true labour. (SAQ 1.2)

1.4  Describe the characteristic features and mechanisms of the four stages of labour. (SAQ 1.4)

1.5  Describe the seven cardinal movements made by the baby as it descends the birth canal in a normal labour. (SAQ 1.4)

Study Session 1  Recognition of Normal Labour

1.1  The indefinite nature of labour