A healthcare provider informs the charge nurse of a labor and delivery unit that a client is coming to the unit with suspected abruptio placentae. What findings should the charge nurse expect the client to demonstrate? (Select all that apply.)
A) Dark, red vaginal bleeding.
B) Lower back pain.
C) Premature rupture of membranes.
D) Increased uterine irritability.
E) Bilateral pitting edema.
F) A rigid abdomen.
The nurse attempts to help an unmarried teenager deal with her feelings following a spontaneous abortion at 8-weeks gestation. What type of emotional response should the nurse anticipate?
A) Grief related to her perceptions about the loss of this child.
B) Relief of ambivalent feelings experienced with this pregnancy.
C) Shock because she may not have realized that she was pregnant.
D) Guilt because she had not followed her healthcare provider's instructions.
The nurse is planning preconception care for a new female client. Which information should the nurse provide the client?
A) Discuss various contraceptive methods to use until pregnancy is desired.
B) Provide written or verbal information about prenatal care.
C) Ask the client about risk factors associated with complications of pregnancy.
D) Encourage healthy lifestyles for families desiring pregnancy.
A client at 32-weeks gestation is diagnosed with preeclampsia. Which assessment finding is most indicative of an impending convulsion?
A) 3+ deep tendon reflexes.
B) Periorbital edema.
C) Epigastric pain.
D) Decreased urine output.
The nurse is preparing a client with a term pregnancy who is in active labor for an amniotomy. What equipment should the nurse have available at the client's bedside? (Select all that apply.)
A) Litmus paper.
B) Fetal scalp electrode.
C) A sterile glove.
D) An amnihook.
E) Sterile vaginal speculum.
During a prenatal visit, the nurse discusses with a client the effects of smoking on the fetus. When compared