What Is Intrapartum

Intrapartum Definition

Occurring chiefly with reference to a mother during the act of giving birth during labor and delivery.

Intrapartum Care

  • refers to the medical and nursing care given to a pregnant woman and her family during labor and delivery
  • Extends from the beginning of contractions that cause cervical dilation to the first 1 to 4 hours after delivery of the newborn and placenta

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