Preg objectives ch 4

Preg objectives ch 4 - Nutrition During Pregnancy Chapter 4...

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Nutrition During Pregnancy – Chapter 4 Objectives Define key words: blastocyst (from video), embryo, fetus. trimester, placenta, edema, steroid hormones, cell differentiation, post partum, small for gestational Age (SGA), large for gestational age (LGA), iron deficiency anemia, pica, Listeria monocytogenes and Toxoplasma gondii , hyperplasia, hypertrophy Describe the physiological changes in blood volume (plasma and blood cells) during pregnancy. Recognize that presence of edema (without hypertension) is normal during pregnancy. Define hemodilution and describe its effect on serum hemoglobin values and other biochemical measures during pregnancy. Summarize maternal metabolic / physiologic changes in the following organ systems during pregnancy: Heart, Lung, Kidney, Gastrointestinal Describe changes that occur in maternal carbohydrate metabolism to provide glucose to the developing fetus. Explain why insulin resistance (diabetogenic effect) develops in the mother during a healthy pregnancy (last trimester). Explain why pregnant women develop ketosis when fasting / dieting for more than 12 hours. Explain the effect of prolonged ketosis on a developing fetus. Describe changes in maternal fat metabolism over the course (3 trimesters) of a pregnancy.
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2009 for the course NTR 315 taught by Professor Steinman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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