Topics: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Uterus Pages: 4 (646 words) Published: January 29, 2014
1. Discomfort during Pregnancy
Nausea , Pyrosis and Vomiting
Breast Tenderness
Palmar Erythema
Muscle Cramps
Heart Palpitations
Frequent Urination
Abdominal Discomfort
Ankle Edema
Braxton Hicks Contractions

2. Definition:
a. Amenorrhea
- It is the absence of menstrual flow.
b. Quickening
- Is the first moment a woman feels fatal movement.
- It is the first movement of the fetus perceived by the mother. c. Pigmentation
d. Chloasma
- Extra pigment on the face that occurs from melanocyte-stimulating hormone. e. Linea Nigra
- The dark line that leads from the belly button to pubic area. f. Striae Gravidarum
- Reddish steaks appearing on the abdominal wall during pregnancy. g. Telangiectasies
- It is the dilation of preexisting small blood vessels, creating focal red lesions. h. Hirsutism
- Excessive growth of facial or body hair in women.
i. Colostrum
- A thin, watery, yellow fluid composed of protein, sugar, fat, water, minerals, vitamins, & maternal antibodies that precede breast milk. j. Epolice
k. Chadick’s sign
- Discoloration of vaginal walls from pink to violet.
l. Goodell’s sign
- Softening of the cervix; a probable sign of pregnancy.
m. Ladin’s sign
- Softening in the midline of the uterus anteriorly at the junction of the uterus and cervix. n. Hegar’s sign
- Softening of the lower uterine segment.
o. McDonald’s Sign
p. Braxton Hick’s sign
- Painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout the pregnancy with increasing frequency. q. Ballotment
- The sensation of an object rebounding after being pushed by an examining hand. r. Soufflé
- A blowing sound or murmur heard during auscultation.
s. Gravida
- Woman who is or has been pregnant.
t. Parity
- Woman who has given birth to an infant.
u. Parturer
v. Nuli Gravida
- Woman who has never been and is not...
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