Midwifery

Post term pregnancy

Causes, Risks and Treatment of Post Term Pregnancy

Post Term Pregnancy Definition: Post term pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that extends to 42 0/7 weeks and beyond. The reported frequency of post term pregnancy is approximately 3-12%. Post-term pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that lasts longer than 42 weeks; two weeks past the normal 40-week gestation period. Causes of Post Term …

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Midwifery Codes of Ethics

5 Codes of Ethics and Professional Conducts for Midwives

Midwifery Codes of Ethics and Professional Conducts: The aim of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is to improve the standard of care provided to women, babies and families throughout the world through the development, education, and appropriate utilization of the professional midwife. In keeping with its aim of women’s health and focus on the …

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Nutritional requirements during pregnancy and lactation

Ways to Meet Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy and Lactation

Definition of Nutrition: It is the process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues. The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans is termed as nutrition. Definition of Good Nutrition: Good nutrition …

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High Risk Pregnancy

How to Identify, Diagnose or Screen High Risk Pregnancy?

Definition of High Risk Pregnancy or Mother: High risk pregnancy is defined as one which is complicated by factor or factors that adversely affects the pregnancy outcome- maternal or prenatal or both. Danger Signs of Pregnancy: Swelling of the feet, Convulsion, Blurring of vision, Per-vaginal bleeding (even in small amount), Per-vaginal discharge. How to Identify …

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Amniotic Fluid

Source, Functions and Importance of Amniotic Fluid

Definition of Amniotic Fluid: Amniotic fluid is a clear, slightly yellowish liquid that surrounds the unborn baby (fetus) during pregnancy. It is contained in the amniotic sac. Amniotic fluid is the protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a gravid Amniotes. This fluid serves as a cushion for the growing fetus, but also serves …

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Psychological adaptation during pregnancy

Psychological Adaptation During Pregnancy

Definition of Adaptation During Pregnancy: Maternal physiological changes in pregnancy are the normal adaptations that a woman undergoes during pregnancy to better accommodate the embryo or fetus. The body must change its physiological and homeostatic mechanisms in pregnancy to ensure the fetus is provided for. Major Adaptations for Extra Uterine Life: It includes- In pulmonary …

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Symptoms of eclampsia patient

Nursing Interventions of Eclampsia Patient

What is Eclampsia? Eclampsia is a life-threatening complication of pregnancy followed by previously diagnosed with pre-eclampsia that experienced seizures or coma. It usually develops in the late second trimester or the third trimester. It is the most fatal experience for pregnant women during pregnancy. In this critical situation, nurses play a vital role to avoid …

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Various pregnancy symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms: Early Signs of Pregnant Women

Sign and Symptoms of Pregnancy: The earliest pregnancy symptoms appear in the first few weeks after conception.  Pregnancy affects all major body systems that producing a range of physical changes like pelvic pain, missed periods, nausea, vomiting, tender breasts, tiredness, and heartburn. Every woman is different, so not every woman experiences the same symptoms or …

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