Flashcards in Ch. 13, Mckinney 3rd Physiologic Adaptations to Pregnancy Deck (23):
A pregnant woman’s mother is worried that her daughter is not "big enough" at 20 weeks. The nurse palpates and measures the fundal height at 20 cm, which is even with the woman's umbilicus. What should the nurse report to the woman and her mother?
The body of the uterus is at the belly button level, just where it should be at this time.
While you are assessing the vital signs of a pregnant woman in her third trimester, the client complains of feeling faint, dizzy, and agitated. Which nursing intervention is appropriate?
Have the patient turn to her left side and recheck her blood pressure in 5 minutes.
A pregnant woman has come to the emergency department with complaints of nasal congestion and epistaxis. What is the correct interpretation of these symptoms by the practitioner?
Estrogen causes increased blood supply to the mucous membranes and can result in congestion and nosebleeds.
Which finding in the urine analysis of a pregnant woman is considered a variation of normal?
Which suggestion is appropriate for the pregnant woman who is experiencing nausea and vomiting?
Use Tums or Alkamints to obtain relief, as directed by a physician
The capacity of the uterus in a term pregnancy is how many times its prepregnant capacity?
The maternity nurse understands that vascular volume increases 30% to 50% during pregnancy to
provide adequate perfusion of the placenta
Physiologic anemia often occurs during pregnancy as a result of:
dilution of hemoglobin cocentration
While assessing her client, what does the nurse interpret as a positive sign of pregnancy
Visualization of fetus by ultrasound
A woman is currently pregnant; she has a 5-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. She had one other pregnancy that terminated at 8 weeks. Her gravida and para are:
gravida 4 para 2.
A client's last menstrual period was June 10. Her estimated date of delivery (EDD) is:
A woman in her first trimester of pregnancy would expect to visit her physician every 4 weeks so that:
the condition of the expectant mother and fetus can be monitored.
A client in her first trimester complains of nausea and vomiting. She asks, "Why does this happen?" The nurse's best response is
may be due to changes in hormones
One of the most effective methods for preventing venous stasis is to
rest often with the feet elevated
A client notices that the doctor writes "positive Chadwick's sign" on her chart. She asks the nurse what this means. The nurse's best response is
It refers to the bluish color of the cervix in pregnancy.
Determine the gravida and para for a woman who delivered triplets 2 years ago and is now pregnant again.
gravida 2 para 1
To relieve a leg cramp, the client should be instructed to:
dorsiflex the foot
A woman who is gravida 2 para 1 comes for a prenatal visit at 20 weeks of gestation. Her fundus is palpated 3 cm below the umbilicus. This finding is:
lower than normal for gestational age
Which complaint by a client at 35 weeks of gestation requires additional assessment?
A gravida client at 32 weeks of gestation reports that she has severe lower back pain. The nurse's assessment should include:
observation of posture and body machanics
Pelvic congestion during pregnancy may lead to heightened sexual interest and increased orgasmic experiences.
While providing education to a primiparous client regarding the normal changes of pregnancy, it is important for the nurse to explain that the uterus undergoes irregular contractions. These are known as ____________________ contractions.