Like I said, I feel really stupid for asking this as I've been doing L&D for >1 1/2 years. Not that that's a long time, but I'm not a brand spanken' new OB RN either.... The other night got so busy and I was going to ask the resident who checked 1 hr after me...
Please, I can't visualize the anatomy of how the cervix can be BEHIND the head??
I checked a patient the other night, thought she was a 6-7. I thought there was quite a bit of caput and besides the caput I thought the rest of the head was at -2. Resident comes in about 1 hr later says it wasn't caput I was feeling and the baby was actually about -1 and mom was dilated to 4! What the heck??
So, like I said, we were crazy busy the other night so I didn't feel like it was the time to ask for a lesson on the female anatomy at this time. How can the baby's head be lower than the cervix? I feel really dumb right now, but I need to learn this. LOL! Help! Please!
Wish I could help but the only L&D I have ever had was in school and when I delivered! Just wanted to comment about your comment of feeling stupid. DON'T feel stupid! At least you have the courage enough to ask! If you don't get your question answered here ask the resident that made the comment, he could have misspoke!
Last edit by cjmjmom on Jul 8, '08
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