Where should the fundus be 3 days after birth?
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Considering this, how often do you massage the fundus after delivery?
This massage is generally performed every 10-15 minutes for the first hour after birth, and every 30 minutes during the second hour. After the first two hours this massage usually happens every 4-8 hours until discharge.
Additionally, how long should you massage uterus after birth? In one trial involving 200 women, uterine massage was given every 10 minutes for 60 minutes after delivery of the placenta effectively reduced blood loss, and the need for additional uterotonics, by some 80%.
Hereof, why do you assess Fundal height postpartum?
It is a measurement taken in centimeters. If the patient is 28 weeks we would expect her to measure 28 cm from the symphysis to fundus. In the postpartum period we need to make sure she has recently voided or that her bladder is empty. This is to prevent the bladder from pushing the uterus up and out of place.
Where is the fundus 2 hours after delivery?
Immediately after delivery, the upper portion of the uterus, known as the fundus, is midline and palpable halfway between the symphysis pubis and the umbilicus. By approximately one hour post delivery, the fundus is firm and at the level of the umbilicus.