Flashcards in Adaptation to Pregnancy for Concepts Deck (92)
Weight increase for uterus in pregnancy
From 2 oz. to 2.2 lbs.
What is the capacity increase of the uterus?
10 mL to 5 L
What happens to the uterine wall in the first half of pregnancy?
What causes the uterine wall to thicken?
When do you start experiencing Braxton-Hicks?
4 months on
What happens to the mucous lining of the cervix?
Proliferation of glands near the external os
What happens to the cervix during pregnancy?
Shorter, softer, more elastic, and larger in diameter
What causes the cervix to become shorter, softer, more elastic and larger in diameter?
What sign is it when cervix becomes bluish in color because of an increase blood supply?
Lump or softening of uterus probably where the implantation occurred
What causes mucosa to thicken and connective tissue to loosen in the vagina?
What happens to the pH in the vagina and why?
More acidic to decrease growth of bacteria
What produces milk?
What hormone tells the breasts to make milk?
Breasts grow because of...
Glands of the breasts are changed by...
First milk but not true milk
When do you start to make colostrum?
By the third month
Secrete lubricant to keep nipple supple for baby
What happens to oxygen consumption?
Goes up 15%
What happens to airway resistance?
It is lowered
Switch from abdominal to what kind of breathing?
Mucous lining of the nose thickens causing?
What happens to the blood volume in pregnancy?
Increases 30-50% (hypervolemic)
What is the RBC range?
What do RBC have to drop below to be truly anemic?
What is the hemoglobin cut off to true anemia?
What hormone maintains pregnancy?