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1

When does the third trimester take place?

28 - 40 WEEKS GESTATION

2

Are there hormonal changes associated with the 3rd trimester?

NO

3

Name the physical changes seen in the 3rd trimester? (10)

FATIGUE
NAUSEATED (STOMACH PRESSURE - NOT HORMONAL)
WEIGHT GAIN EFFECTS ON JJ, LIGS, POSTURE
DIASTASIS RECTI
INCREASED PRESSURE ON BLADDER
INCREASED GAIT CHANGES
INCREASED BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS
LIGHTENING: BABY "DROPS"
SOB
POSSIBLE PUBIC SYMPHESIS DYSFUNCTION

4

All pregnancies involve a degree of abdominal ______________.

SEPARATION

5

Name the emotional changes seen in the 3rd trimester?

EAGERNESS and ANXIOUSNESS

6

Assessing posture in the 3rd trimester, which potential pelvic changes would you want to look for? (4)

ANTERIOR PELVIC TILT
+
SIJ DYSFUNCTION
+
INNOMINATE DYSFUNCTION
+
PUBIC SYMPHESIS DYSFUNCTION

7

Name the general posture considerations, which are considered throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimesters? (4)

PELVIC CHANGES
+
THORACIC SPINE/RIBCAGE CHANGES
+
GAIT CHANGES
+
NERVE COMPRESSION

8

Which 2 muscles in the H/N/S will be most affected due to spine changes, apical breathing, and increased edema?

PEC MINOR
+
SCALENES
(TOS)

9

Abdominal pregnancy massage is always performed in the direction of ___________ to __________.

LATERAL to MEDIAL

10

Breast massage is indicated in 3rd trimester due to congestion and ______________.

DRAINAGE

11

What can a pregnant patient with greater trochanter pain be experiencing? (4)

EXCESS (but needed) SIDE SLEEPING
+
ISCHEMIA
+
FASCIAL and IT BAND RESTRICTIONS
+
GT BURSITIS

12

Is blood pressure higher or lower in the third trimester?

HIGHER

13

Calf cramps and pain could be due to what imbalance or dangerous scenario?

CALCIUM/ MAGNESIUM IMBALANCE
+
DVT POSSIBILITY

14

Name the special test for a DVT, and how would you perform it in the third trimester?

HOMAN'S SIGN in SIDELYING

15

Name the 4 "Refer-out" considerations which apply to trimesters across the entire pregnancy?

1. MOOD DISORDER - SOCIAL/PSYCH
2. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
3. PRENATAL YOGA/ PILATES
4. CHIROPRACTIC/ PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIO