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How long is the antepartal period

9 calendar months , 40 weeks average

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How many weeks are each trimester

13 weeks

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What are signs called that the mother can perceive? What is an example

Presumptive signs. Absence of mensturation is most obvious sign

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Rebound of unengaged fetus

Ballottement

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Signs of pregnancy that can be detected by a physical exam by a health care professional. What is an example

Probable signs.
Hegar's sign, Goodells sign, Chadwick's sign

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Softening and compressibility of lower uterus

Hegar's sign

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Softening of the cervical tip

Goodell's sign

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Bluish-purple coloration of vaginal mucosa and cervix

Chadwick's sign

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What kind of signs are pregnancy test?

Probable sign

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What are some positive signs of pregnancy

Visualizing fetus by ultrasound, palpating fir fetal movements, and hearing fetal heartbeat

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Spontaneous, irregular, painless contractions. They are false contractions and usually relieved by walking

Braxton Hicks Contractions

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Lower portion of the uterus

Isthmus

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Excessive salivation

Ptyalism

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Promotion of the health and well being of a woman and her partner before pregnancy

Preconception care

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The state of being pregnant

Gravid

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A pregnant woman

Gravida

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The number of deliveries at 20 week or greater the woman has, regardless whether the newborn was born alive or dead.

Para

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A thin brownish black pigmented line running from the umbilicus to the symphysis pubis

Linea nigra

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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

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What can higher levels of hCG indicate?

Multifetal pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or a genetic abnormality

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What can lower levels of hCG indicate?

Miscarriage

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What you use to look for presence of hCG

Urine or serum test

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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

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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

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Number of pregnancies

Gravidity

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A woman who has never been pregnant

Nulligravida

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A woman in her first pregnancy

Primigravida

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A woman who has had two or more pregnancies

Multigravida

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No pregnancy beyond stage of viability

Nullipara

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Has completed one pregnancy to stage of viability

Primipara