This educational activity is specifically designed to assist the registered nurse in learning and gaining experience in caring for mother and baby throughout pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.
Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:
1. Describe changes in the maternal system related to pregnancy.
2. Describe the nursing management of the laboring patient.
3. Recognize baseline, reassuring, and non-reassuring fetal heart rate patterns and intervene, as appropriate, to assure fetal well-being.