Outline-Key Concepts 11-28 - Outline Key Concepts 11/28 I...

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I. Pregnancy a. Signs of i. Most common sign: absence of menstruation coupled with morning nausea, breast tenderness more than pms, fatigue; almost immediately have to urinate more frequently. If monitoring basal body temperature BBT stays high when pregnant. b. Placenta—at site of implantation, top of uterus i. Roles 1. Acts as a endocrine gland, manufactures HCG telling body that it is pregnant 2. Facilitate exchange between mothers blood and fetus blood, keeps them separate, allows oxygen in and waste products and CO2 out. ii. Teratogen: a substance that causes harm or malformation to fetus or embreo c. Testing i. Screening for HCG in body, clinic and over the counter d. Last menstrual period (LMP) been_____weeks since last menstruated i. Don’t really know when conception really happened ii. Therefore 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after due date normal e. Physiological changes i. Breasts 1. Nipples enlarge and become darker and more erectile, areola grows and becomes darker
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