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Read a section in the book and do active reflections; what did I just read? How does it relate to what we are learning? Hartman’s ReviewWhat is our role as a nurse? Intake interview – initial health assessments Patient comes in and says: my brother has cystic fibrosis, what are the chances of my baby having this? (given data; mundalian grid -> brother has it assume mother is a carrier) Menstrual cycle – need to have a good understanding of this; basis of pregnancy Corpus luteum – What happens in the first part of the cycle – LH (2ndhormone; spike occurs triggering ovulation 24hrs after) and FSH (stimulates the follicle)Once the ova is released, what happens to the follicle? Starts corpus luteum, secreting estrogen/progesterone (supporting the pregnancy by making lining thick and juicy) From the ovaries to the endometrium which hormone is in the beginning? Estrogen -> lining of the uterus; higher in the beginning of the cycleProgesterone – thicker/juicier Ovulation – how long does the egg survive – 24-48hrs; if no sperm around, no fertilization; corpus luteum shuts down 10-14 days (ischemia in the uterine lining; girl starts her period shortly)