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What are 7 signs of pregnancy?
1. Period is late.
2. Abnormal period, lighter or shorter than usual
3. Nausea and sometimes vomiting.
4. Breast tenderness or fullness
5. Changes in appetite.
6. Frequent urination.
7. Fatigue or tiredness.
What test is given to detect the presence of HCG?
A urine test.
What is HCG?
A hormone that is produced when a woman is pregnant.
Why is a pelvic exam given?
To check the size of the uterus.
Why are blood tests rarely used?
Because urine tests are simpler to use and just as accurate.
Name the stages of pregnancy and child birth in correct order.
1. the egg and sperm join.
2. the fertilized egg implants itself.
3. cells multiply to form the placenta.
4. baby is referred to as an EMBRYO.
5. EMBRYO is now called a FETUS.
6. pregnancy is full term.
7. LABOR: the cervix dilates to 10 cm.
8. placenta and umbilical cord are pushed out.
9. the baby is pushed out.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO AND FETUS
3-4 weeks?
called an EMBRYO
Heartbeat
Brain forming
1/4 inch long
Lungs forming
DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO AND FETUS
6 weeks?
Fingers, toes
Ears
Skin forming
DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO AND FETUS
8 weeks?
1-1/2 inches long
1/30 of an ounce
All organs have begun to develop
DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO AND FETUS
12 weeks?
now called a FETUS
Movement felt
3 inches long
Can swallow
DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMBRYO AND FETUS
9 months?
19-21 inches
Full term pregnancy
7-9 pounds
Organs can function on their own now