6.4 Exercises for Lesson 6

1. Physicians, nursing personnel, dieticians, and occupational therapists are all considered ________.

2. ______ refers to the medical and nursing supervision and care given to the pregnant patient during the period between conception and the onset of labor.

3. Why is "early care" essential for a pregnant woman? _____

4. List the four categories of information obtained for a pregnant patient's medical/obstetrical history.

5. During the expectant's mother physical exam, her temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are taken to include the: _____

6. Why should a woman empty her bladder before a pelvic examination? _____

7. When is a rectal exam usually performed on a patient? _____

8. List the regular scheduled follow-up visits of the expectant mother following normal pregnancy.

9. As a guide to good eating, the expectant mother should eat from the six basic food groups daily. Fill in the blank opposite each of the food groups listed to indicate the number of servings per day.

Bread, cereals, rice, and pasta _____ servings per day.

Milk, yogurt, and cheese _____ servings per day.

Meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts _____ servings per day.

Vegetables and fruits _____ servings per day.

10. _____ may indicate possible miscarriage or abortion, placenta abruptio, or placenta previa.

11. List at least 5 of the 7 potential danger signs of pregnancy that would cause the pregnant patient to call her physician or to go in.

Answers to Exercises for Lesson 6

1. health care professionals

2. antepartal or prenatal care

3 . To avoid unnecessary risk for herself and her fetus.

4. Past medical history to the patient's mother and father.

Family illnesses.

Obstetric/gynecologic record.

Present medical conditions of the patient.

5. fetal heart tones.

6. So that she (the patient) is more comfortable and to make it easier for the examiner to evaluate the size of the uterus.

7. After the pelvic exam.

8. Once a month until the 7th month.

Every two weeks during the 7th and 8th months.

Weekly during the 9th month until delivery.

9. Bread, cereals, rice, and pasta 6 to 11 servings per day.

Milk, yogurt, and cheese. 2 to 3 servings per day.

Meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. 2 to 3 servings per day.

Vegetables and fruits 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruits per day.

10. vaginal bleeding.

11. (any 5)

Any vaginal bleeding.

Preeclampsia symptoms.

Chills and fever.

Burning upon urination.

Sudden escape of fluid from the vagina.

Lack of fetal movement over a 24-hour period once quickening has been established.

Regular uterine contractions less than 5 minutes apart for an hour for anyone less than 37 week of pregnancy. (para 6-5f)

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