Useful Reading

Here are a few things to help you while on the rotation. First, stop by our fetal monitoring web page and do the self-guided tutorials. This well help you understand fetal tracings.

Then, check out these articles on howardisms that are designed for students:

Here’s a slide set about how to do a pelvic exam.

And here’s something I call the Howard Zones. This is a chart that shows the basic management of several obstetrical diagnoses, according to gestational age. The four zones are A (37-41 weeks), B (34-37 weeks), C (24-34 weeks), and D (less than 24 weeks). There is some blur, but basically the management of many diagnoses change depending on the zone.

If you’re done with the basics, here’s some more stuff you might find useful from howardisms:

Vaginal Hysterectomy