Flashcards in Antepartal Period Deck (186)
How long is the antepartal period
9 calendar months , 40 weeks average
How many weeks are each trimester
What are signs called that the mother can perceive? What is an example
Presumptive signs. Absence of mensturation is most obvious sign
Rebound of unengaged fetus
Signs of pregnancy that can be detected by a physical exam by a health care professional. What is an example
Hegar's sign, Goodells sign, Chadwick's sign
Softening and compressibility of lower uterus
Softening of the cervical tip
Bluish-purple coloration of vaginal mucosa and cervix
What kind of signs are pregnancy test?
What are some positive signs of pregnancy
Visualizing fetus by ultrasound, palpating fir fetal movements, and hearing fetal heartbeat
Spontaneous, irregular, painless contractions. They are false contractions and usually relieved by walking
Braxton Hicks Contractions
Lower portion of the uterus
Promotion of the health and well being of a woman and her partner before pregnancy
The state of being pregnant
A pregnant woman
The number of deliveries at 20 week or greater the woman has, regardless whether the newborn was born alive or dead.
A thin brownish black pigmented line running from the umbilicus to the symphysis pubis
When can hCG production start? When can it be detected?
Can start as early as the day of implantation and can be detected as early as 7-10 days after conception
What can higher levels of hCG indicate?
Multifetal pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or a genetic abnormality
What can lower levels of hCG indicate?
What you use to look for presence of hCG
Urine or serum test
What is Nägele's rule
Take the first day of woman's last menstural cycle, subtract 3 months, and then add 7 days and 1 year, adjusting the year as necessary
How do you measure fundal height? What does fundal height tell you?
Measure in centimeters from the symphysis pubis to the top of the uterine fundus (between 18 and 32weeks of gestation). This approximates the gestational age
Number of pregnancies
A woman who has never been pregnant
A woman in her first pregnancy
A woman who has had two or more pregnancies
No pregnancy beyond stage of viability