Flashcards in First Trimester Deck (9)
When does the first trimester take place?
0 - 13 WEEKS GESTATION
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
Name the physical changes happening in the first trimester? (4)
DULL ACHE ABOVE PUBIC BONE
MSK: + BREASTS PLACES STRAIN ON H/N/S
RELAXIN at 10 WEEKS affects JOINTS/LIGS
CHANGES TO PELVIC FLOOR
Name the emotional changes happening in the first trimester? (3)
WORRIED about maintaining pregnancy
WORRIED about baby
What 3 main things should be considered for treatment planning in the first trimester?
MSK - POSTURAL ASSESSMENT
RELAXIN EFFECTS (10 weeks +)
Why should treatment length be considered?
don't want to overtax system
How would you approach breast massage in the first trimester? (3)
MAY BE TOO TENDER
COOL TOWEL WRAPS HELP WITH PAIN
BEGIN DISCUSSING BENEFITS OF BREAST MASSAGE LATER
What 2 types of massage techniques could help with constipation, considering abdominal is completely contraindicated in 1st trimester?
DEEP BREATHING to relax pelvic floor