Unformatted text preview: dard unit per day. C Smoking in pregnancy There are specific risks of smoking during
There pregnancy (such as the risk of having a
baby with low birth weight and preterm).
baby The benefits of quitting at any stage
should be emphasized.
should Women who are unable to quit smoking
during pregnancy should be encouraged
to reduce smoking.
B Cannabis use in pregnancy
Cannabis use in pregnancy The direct effects of cannabis on the
The fetus are uncertain but may be
harmful. Cannabis use is associated with
smoking, which is known to be
harmful; therefore, women should be
discouraged from using cannabis
during Air travel during pregnancy
Air travel during pregnancy Pregnant women should be
Pregnant informed that long-haul air travel
is associated with an increased
risk of venous thrombosis.
risk Wearing correctly fitted
compression stockings is effective
at reducing the risk.
B Car travel during Car travel during pregnancy
Pregnant women should be
informed about the correct
use of seat belts
(that is, three-point seatbelts
‘above and below the bump,
not over it’).
B Traveling abroad during pregnancy
Traveling abroad during pregnancy If pregnant women are
planning to travel abroad,
they should discuss
considerations such as
flying, vaccinations and
travel insurance. GPP
travel Management of Management of common symptoms of pregnancy Nausea and vomiting Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy Most cases of nausea and vomiting
in pregnancy will resolve
spontaneously within 16 to 20
weeks of gestation.
weeks Nausea and vomiting are not
usually associated with a poor
pregnancy outcome. Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy If a woman requests or would like to
If consider treatment, the following
interventions appear to be effective in
non-pharmacological – ginger
– P6 acupressure
pharmacological – antihistamines.
antihistamines. A Heartburn
Heartburn Women who present with symptoms
Women of heartburn in pregnancy should
be offered information...
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