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1

When does the first trimester take place?

0 - 13 WEEKS GESTATION

2

Name the hormonal changes happening in the first trimester?

Exhaustion, Increased Urination, Nausea and Vomiting, Constipation, Heartburn, Headaches, Breast size/tenderness, Food/Odour aversions, Mood changes

3

Name the physical changes happening in the first trimester? (4)

DULL ACHE ABOVE PUBIC BONE
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MSK: + BREASTS PLACES STRAIN ON H/N/S
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RELAXIN at 10 WEEKS affects JOINTS/LIGS
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CHANGES TO PELVIC FLOOR

4

Name the emotional changes happening in the first trimester? (3)

ANXIOUS (wanted?)
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WORRIED about maintaining pregnancy
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WORRIED about baby

5

What 3 main things should be considered for treatment planning in the first trimester?

RELAXATION
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MSK - POSTURAL ASSESSMENT
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RELAXIN EFFECTS (10 weeks +)

6

Why should treatment length be considered?

EXHAUSTION
don't want to overtax system

7

How would you approach breast massage in the first trimester? (3)

MAY BE TOO TENDER
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COOL TOWEL WRAPS HELP WITH PAIN
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BEGIN DISCUSSING BENEFITS OF BREAST MASSAGE LATER

8

What 2 types of massage techniques could help with constipation, considering abdominal is completely contraindicated in 1st trimester?

REFLEXIVE TECHNIQUES
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DEEP BREATHING to relax pelvic floor

9

What can we do to help with headaches in the first trimester?

H/N/S techniques