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NRN 102 OB (Ch 10)

CCAC NRN 102 (CH10) Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

QuestionAnswer
Gravida A woman who is pregnant
Gravidity Pregnancy
Multigravida A woman who has had two or more pregnancies
Multipara A woman who has completed two or more pregnancies to 20 weeks of gestation or more
Nulligravida A woman who has never been pregnant
Nullipara A woman who has not completed a pregnancy of 20 weeks or more gestation
Parity The number of prgnancies in which the fetus or fetuses has reached 20 weeks of gestation, not the number of fetuses born. Parity is not affected by whether a fetus is born alive or is stillborn.
Postdate or postterm Pregnancy that goes beyond 42 weeks of gestation.
Preterm A pregnancy that has reached 20 weeks of gestation but before completion of 37 weeks of gestation.
Primigravida A woman who is pregnant for the first time.
Primipara A woman who has completed one pregnancy with a fetus or fetuses who have reached 20 weeks of gestation.
Term A pregnancy from the beginning of week 38 of gestation to the end of week 42 of gestation.
Viability Capacity to live outside the uterus, occurring about 22 to 25 weeks of gestation.
Prgnancy tests are based on the the recoginition of HCG
Using the 5 digit system, determine for the following patient: Kathy is pregnant for the third time, she had twins at 28 weeks gestation and 1 died, she had a miscarriage at 12 weeks gestation. G3-T0-P1-A1-L1
Presumptive signs of pregnancy are those felt by the woman
Probable signs of pregnancy are those observed by the examiner
Positive signs of pregnancy are those signs attributed only to the presence of the fetus
Increased vascularity results in a violet-bluish color of the vaginal mucosa and the cervix called Chadwick's sign
Softening of the cervical tip is a probable sign of pregnancy called Goodell sign
A blotchy, brownish hyperpigmentation of the skin over the cheeks, nose and forehead is called Cholasma, mask of pregnancy or facial melasma
The linea nigra is a pigmented line extending from the symphysis pubis to the top of the fundus in the midline.
Another word for straie gravidarum is stretch marks
An increase in the normal lumbosacral curve in pregnancy is called lordosis
The gallbladder is often distended because of decreased muscle tone during pregnancy
What is another name for the mucous plug? Operculum
Created by: JayneAnn