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Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the fertilization and development of one or more offspring, known as an embryo or fetus, in a woman's uterus. It is the common name for gestation in humans. A multiple pregnancy involves more than one embryo or fetus in a single pregnancy, such as with twins. Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception; in women who have a menstrual cycle length of four weeks, this is approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last normal menstrual period (LNMP). Human pregnancy is the...

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1. Discomfort during Pregnancy Nausea , Pyrosis and Vomiting Fatigue Breast Tenderness Palmar Erythema Constipation Muscle Cramps Hypotension Varicosities Hemorrhoids Heart Palpitations Frequent Urination Abdominal Discomfort Leukorrhea Backache Headache Dyspnea 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...

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1. Pregnancy = GESTATION 2. Adnexa uteri = OVARIES & FALLOPIAN TUBE 3. Incision of the perineum during childbirth = EPISIOTOMY 4. Removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries = BILATERAL SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY 5. Premature separation of placenta = ABRUPTIO PLACENTAE 6. A women who had 3 miscarriages and 2 still births = GRAV 5. PARA 2 7. Endometrial carcinoma may be defected by= CRYOCAUTERIZATION 8. Removal of internal and reproductive organs in the region of the hip = EXENTERATION 9. Physician’s...

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Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be very difficult even for an average healthy woman. There are many risk factors that are added when being overweight and pregnant, making the process much more complex and stressful on the mother and the baby. Weight issues may carry very harmful effects not only for the mother but can impact the development of the fetus as well. This paper will discuss the risks that are related to the health of the mother, fetus, recovery and postpartum. Individual health risks for just being...

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Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy Teen pregnancy has dramatically decreased within the last decade because of the increased used of contraception. In 2012, the National Center for Health statistics recorded 29 births for every 1,000 girls, which has decreased since 1991 when 62 births per 1,000 girls was recorded. Although it has decreased, teen pregnancy remains at the highest rate in industrialized countries such as the United States. Not only does teen pregnancy affect the young teen parents but the child as...

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Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy: Medical risks and realities Pregnant teens and their unborn babies have unique medical risks. Lack of prenatal care Teenage girls who are pregnant -- especially if they don't have support from their parents -- are at risk of not getting adequate prenatal care. Prenatal care is critical, especially in the first months of pregnancy. Prenatal care screens for medical problems in both mother and baby, monitors the baby's growth, and deals quickly with any complications that arise....

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Multiple Pregnancy

Multiple Pregnancies Definition Multiple pregnancies are a pregnancy where more than one fetus develops simultaneously in the womb. A multiple pregnancy is a pregnancy involving more than one fetus. Twins, triplets, and quadruplets are multiple pregnancies. The largest multiple pregnancy on recorded to the birth of nine offspring. Twins are the most common type of multiple pregnancies. But worldwide, the incidence of multiple pregnancies of all types - twins, triplets, quadruplets, quinteplets...

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Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity and Pregnancy Have you ever leisurely walked down an isle at Target and noticed a pregnant women waddling from side to side and thought to yourself man she is fat? Well she really is. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems. Maternal obesity is a major risk factor in short term for both maternal and fetal complications, including maternal...

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A Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy Jan Christian Axia College of University of Phoenix Healthy Pregnancy 1 When it comes to a healthy pregnancy, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Pregnancy is a life changing moment and will be filled with all kinds of emotions. The most important part of it all is to have a healthy pregnancy not only for the baby but also for you. Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise will decrease the high risk factors which come along with pregnancies. ...

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Pregnancy and Disease

Public Health Concerns Nicole Moore Ohio University Public Health Concerns Pregnancy would ideally be a time of happiness and fulfillment, but for many people it is not. During the nine months that a woman is pregnant she and her unborn child face many health concerns, many of which could be prevented with proper prenatal care (World Health Organization, 2012) Over the past three months that I have been working as a labor nurse I have noticed that in my community there is an overwhelming...

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