Checking her pulse
The pulse tells you how fast the heart is beating. Every time the heart beats (contracts) it pushes blood out into the arteries. You can feel each 'pulse' by pressing gently on an artery with your fingers. Everyone's pulse is different. That is normal. You can find the pulse in the throat or wrist, as shown in Figure 9.5.
The normal pulse rate is about 60 to 80 beats a minute when the woman is resting.
The pulse rate is 100 or more beats a minute when the woman is resting.