Intrapartum Care
Intrapartum Care

Intrapartum Care

by Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

Labor is the process through which a fetus and placenta are delivered from the uterus through the vagina. Women often self-present to obstetrical triage with concern for the onset of labor and chief complaints such as painful contractions, vaginal bleeding/bloody show, and fluid leakage from the vagina. It is up to the clinician to determine whether the patient is in labor.

Successful labor involves three factors: maternal efforts and uterine contractions, fetal characteristics, and pelvic anatomy. This triad is classically referred to as passenger, power, and passage. Clinicians typically use multiple modalities to monitor labor. Serial cervical examinations are used to determine cervical dilation, effacement, and fetal position (also known as the station). Fetal heart monitoring is employed nearly continuously to assess fetal well-being throughout labor. And cardiotocography is used to monitor the frequency and adequacy of contractions. Medical professionals use the information they obtain from monitoring and cervical exams to determine the patient's stage of labor and monitor labor progression.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 0:54 h
  • Quiz questions 61
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course Intrapartum Care

 Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

Dr. Veronica Gillispie is the Associate Professor, Senior Site Lead and Section Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ochsner Health Center in Louisiana, USA.
She obtained her Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College in 2004. Currently, she is Director of Quality for Women’s Services for the Ochsner Health System, and Medical Director of the Minimally Invasive Center for the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids.
Due to her achievements, she earned the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Gillispie teaches courses on Obstetrics.

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Videos are crisp but more explanation needed for understanding of newcomers .
By Satya B. on 03. April 2022 for Intrapartum Care

Short videos are good but needed little.bit more explanation for understanding concepts ,it's like saying various terms and related things but it does not clear concepts

Great High Yield Content
By Rashad R. on 07. November 2021 for Intrapartum Care

Very strong high content material in preparation for USMLE Boards.

Needed to review external sources
By Alaena A. on 28. October 2021 for Labor Stage 1: Fetal Heart Rate Tracing

I personally do not think that there was not enough of necessary depth taken for this topic that I had to rely on what I learned in medical school or look up information on external sites, which is FINE, but I thought the whole point of these videos were for review and the topics that needed review were not covered. I think the basic concept that of comparing the fetal heart tracing to the maternal tracing is missed. The explanation of the categories was so confusing. It should have just been Category I is this, Category III is this, and Category II is anything not above - this is so plain and simple. Instead, the lecture slide made it look like there were certain criteria that needed to be met for Category II. I do not think this was the best lecture by Dr. Gillispie and I recommend looking for outside sources to review this topic.

By Muhammed B. on 20. September 2021 for Intrapartum Care

I feared ob all the time, yet Dr. Gillispie made the concept very palatable and enjoyable. I wish the gyn presentation was that simple and informative. Thanks