Chapter 1: Maternity and Women's Health Care Today (terms)

  1. Pretaining to the time during pregnancy before the onset of birth
  2. Nonmainstream or unconventional health care treatments and practices that are generally ont used in hospitals and often not reimbursed by insurance companies
    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  3. Sum of vaules, beliefs, and practices of a group od people that is transmitted from one generation to the next
  4. pretaining to religious, racial, national, or cultrual group characteristics, especially speech patterns, social customs, and physical characteristics
  5. -Condition of belonging to a particular ethnic group
    -Also refers to ethnic pride
  6. Opinion that the beliefs and customs of one's own ethnic group are superior
  7. Number of deaths per 1000 live births that occurs within the first 12 months of life
    infant mortality rate
  8. time of labor and childbirth
  9. -secretion of milk from the breasts
    -also describes the period during which a child is breastfed
  10. -Number of maternal deaths from births and complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium (the first 42 days after the pregnancy ends) per 100,000 live births.
    -New criteria adds deaths after 42 days to the total if pegnancy aggrivated a disease that existed before pregnancy or developed during pregnancy and the disease subsequently led to the woman's death
    maternal mortality rate
  11. number of deaths per 1000 live births ocurring at birth os within the first 28 days of life
    neonatal morality rate
  12. refers to the first 6 weeks after childbirth
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Chapter 1: Maternity and Women's Health Care Today (terms)
Chapter 1: Maternity and Women's Health Care Today (terms) Murray, S. S., & McKinney, E. S. (2010). Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA: Saunders Elsevier.