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Points to Remember RN Lesson 8-K Complicated Obstetrics During pregnancy Maternal understanding of various disease processes and recommended therapies may provide impetus for self-care. Nutrition Fetal problems from anemia of mother include growth retardation with associated morbidity and mortality. Daily logs of dietary intake may help the client focus on positive improvement. Pica is the craving by, pregnant client, for non-food substances from low serum iron levels. Failure to correct nutritional imbalances in pregnancy can result in: o fetal complications - intrauterine growth retardation, central nervous system malformations and fetal death o maternal complications - severe dehydration, metabolic alkalosis, ketosis, cardiac dysrhythmias and death for the woman. Cardiovascular Normal pregnancy cardiovascular changes increase the heart's workload. Cardiac output maximizes at approximately 28 weeks; is increased during labor and is at its highest during first hour postpartum.
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