Problems_of_Pregnancy

Problems_of_Pregnancy - – Caused by hormonal change;...

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Problems of Pregnancy 1. Preeclampsia – Characterized by HBP, sudden weight gain, fluid retention, edema, and protein in urine; may effect maternal organs and can result in eclampsia (seizures). 2. Gestational Diabetes Hormones of pregnancy alter insulin function; abnormal glucose tolerance (test in 2 nd trimester); focus on preventing excessive weight gain 3. Morning Sickness
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Unformatted text preview: – Caused by hormonal change; helped by frequent small meals, and dry toast or crackers before rising. 4. Heartburn – Caused by pressure of fetus on stomach; eat smaller amounts and avoid gastric irritants. 5. Constipation – Caused by intestinal crowding and hormones of pregnancy; increase fluids and fiber; avoid laxatives and mineral oil....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 220 taught by Professor Mercer during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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