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1

uterine changes

uterus grows under the control of estrogen
vascularity increases

2

cervical changes

chadwicks: color change
godells: cervical softening
hyperplasia
mucus plug to stop organisms

3

vaginal changes

connective tissue flexibility
increased mucosa
increased discharge to stop organisms

4

breast changed

increased estrogen causes tenderness and growth
colostrum in the third trimester

5

metabolic rate in pregnancy

increased during pregnancy to meet fetal demands

6

endocrine system of pregnancy

degradation decrease
pancreas has insulin resistance related to HPL

7

when does HPL reach its max

28 wks