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Maternity - Signs (Chadwick's, Goodell's & Hedger's)

  1. 0 Hi eveybody!

    I am studying Maternity right now.

    Does anyone out there have a snappy way to remember that;

    Chadwick's Sign is of the vagina

    Goodell's Sign is of the Cervix

    and Hedger's Sign is of the lower uterus?

    Perhaps a mneumonic or something?

    Let me know if you have any ideas. I know what it is but can't remember where they are
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  3. Visit  kimtab profile page
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    Even simpler, just remember they are in alphabetical order from the outside to the inside.

    Kim
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  4. Visit  Carolanne profile page
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    TERRIFIC!!!
  5. Visit  colleen10 profile page
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    wesome!!! Thanks, that's a really smart idea!
  6. Visit  ucandoit profile page
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    Chaddwick's: C stands for color; Chaddwick's sign is to check for color change in the vagina.

    Goodel's: G is for gooey; Goodels sign checks for softening of the cervix, it becomes almost a gooey texture.

    Hedger's: Makes you scream"HEY", It hurts because the uterus is being manipulated to check for tilting.

    Hope this helps, My maternity teacher taught us these.
    Last edit by ucandoit on Jan 30, '04
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  7. Visit  live4today profile page
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    Originally posted by colleen10
    Hi eveybody!

    I am studying Maternity right now.

    Does anyone out there have a snappy way to remember that;

    Chadwick's Sign is of the vagina

    Goodell's Sign is of the Cervix

    and Hedger's Sign is of the lower uterus?

    Perhaps a mneumonic or something?

    Let me know if you have any ideas. I know what it is but can't remember where they are
    I'm not an ob/gyn nurse, but I have been on that table several times being examined by one. :chuckle

    This is how I would remember them:

    Chadwick = wick = tampon into the vagina

    Goodell = good = It's good to have a cervix at the top of the wick

    Hedger = hedge = the lower uterus is the hedge over the cervix

    Silly, but it worked for me in school.
  8. Visit  lperolina-rpcb profile page
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    hey, that's cool... thanks a lot:angel2:
  9. Visit  BunnyRN profile page
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    Quote from ucandoit
    Chaddwick's: C stands for color; Chaddwick's sign is to check for color change in the vagina.

    Goodel's: G is for gooey; Goodels sign checks for softening of the cervix, it becomes almost a gooey texture.

    Hedger's: Makes you scream"HEY", It hurts because the uterus is being manipulated to check for tilting.

    Hope this helps, My maternity teacher taught us these.
    I just did OB, I wish I knew this!!! But I did pretty well!!!:chuckle
  10. Visit  Wen83 profile page
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    Those are great! I just finished up OB as well. Ha I wish I saw this post before the exam. Oh well, better late then never


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