4.9  Assessment of maternal wellbeing

During labour and delivery, after your thorough initial evaluation, maternal wellbeing is followed by measuring the mother’s vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and urine output. Blood pressure is measured every four hours. Pulse is recorded every 30 minutes. Temperature is recorded every 2 hours. Urine output is recorded every time urine is passed. If you identify persistent deviations from the normal range of any of these measurements, refer the mother to a higher health facility.

4.8.4  Amniotic fluid as an indicator of fetal distress

Summary of Study Session 4