Which of the following statements is TRUE of conception?
The sperms when deposited near the cervical os will be able to reach the fallopian tubes within 4 hours. If the woman has just ovulated (within 24hours after the rupture of the graafian follicle), fertilization is possible.
Which of the following are the functions of amniotic fluid? 1. Cushions the fetus from abdominal trauma 2. Serves as the fluid for the fetus 3. Maintains the internal temperature 4. Facilitates fetal movement
All the four functions enumerated are true of amniotic fluid.
The diet that is appropriate in normal pregnancy should be high in
In normal pregnancy there is a higher demand for protein (body building foods), vitamins (esp. vitamin A, B, C, folic acid) and minerals (esp. iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iodine, magnesium) because of the need of the growing fetus.
Mrs. Santos is on her 5th pregnancy and has a history of abortion in the 4th pregnancy, and the first pregnancy was a twin. She is considered to be
Gravida refers to the total number of pregnancies including the current one. Para refers to the number of pregnancies that have reached viability. Thus, if the woman has had one abortion, she would be considered Para 3. Twin pregnancy is counted only as 1.
Which of the following signs will require a mother to seek immediate medical attention?
Fetal movement is usually felt by the mother during 4.5 – 5 months. If the pregnancy is already in its 6th month and no fetal movement is felt, the pregnancy is not normal either the fetus is already dead intra-uterine or it is an H-mole.
The common normal site of nidation/implantation in the uterus is
The embryo’s normal nidation site is the upper portion of the uterus. If the implantation is in the lower segment, this is an abnormal condition called placenta previa.
You want to perform a pelvic examination on one of your pregnant clients. You prepare your client for the procedure by:
A pelvic examination includes abdominal palpation. If the pregnant woman has a full bladder, the manipulation may cause discomfort and accidental urination because of the pressure applied during the abdominal palpation. Also, a full bladder can impede the accuracy of the examination because the bladder (which is located in front of the uterus) can block the uterus.
When preparing the mother who is in her 4th month of pregnancy for an abdominal ultrasound, the nurse should instruct her to:
Drinking at least 2 liters of water 2 hours before the procedure will result to a distended bladder. A full bladder is needed when doing an abdominal ultrasound to serve as a “window” for the ultrasonic sound waves to pass through and allow visualization of the uterus (located behind the urinary bladder).
The nursing intervention to relieve “morning sickness” in a pregnant woman is by giving
Morning sickness maybe caused by hypoglycemia early in the morning thus giving carbohydrate food will help.
The following are skin changes in pregnancy EXCEPT:
Chadwick’s sign is bluish discoloration of the vaginal mucosa as a result of the increased vascularization in the area.
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