Intrapartum Period Pretest
Question 1 of 85
During labor, a client's cervix fails to dilate progressively, despite her uncomfortable uterine contractions. To augment labor, the physician orders oxytocin (Pitocin). When preparing the client for oxytocin administration, the nurse describes the contractions the client is likely to feel when she starts to receive the drug. Which description is accurate?
 
1.  Contractions will be stronger and more uncomfortable and will peak more abruptly.
 
2.  Contractions will be weaker, longer, and more effective.
 
3.  Contractions will be stronger, shorter, and less uncomfortable.
 
4.  Contractions will be stronger and shorter and will peak more slowly.