Changes In Pregnancy Early Pregnancy Class

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Changes In Pregnancy Early Pregnancy Class

  1. 1. Changes in pregnancy<br />What happens to the woman`s body?<br />
  2. 2. The Uterus grows<br />
  3. 3. Increase in vaginal discharge<br />Increased risk of thrush (Campbell &Lees 2000)<br />Changes in the vagina<br />
  4. 4. Changes in Cardiovascular system<br />
  5. 5. Increase in heart rate<br />Reduced blood pressure in early pregnancy<br />Slower blood flow in lower limbs in late pregnancy<br />Blood flow to kidneys increased<br />Increased blood flow to nasal passages, hands, feet<br />Increased blood flow to the breasts<br />What do you think this can lead to?<br />Cardiovascular system<br />
  6. 6. Dilution of the circulating blood<br />What do you think this can lead to?<br />Increased Plasma volume<br />
  7. 7. HCG and prolactin (hormones) suppress the immune system<br />What can this lead to?<br />Immunity<br />
  8. 8. Growing uterus presses on the bladder in early pregnancy<br />Full term uterus reduces the bladder’s capacity.<br />What are the effects of this?<br />Urinary System<br />
  9. 9. Gums become swollen<br />Pica<br />Dulling of sense of taste in pregnancy<br />Large uterus presses on stomach and intestines<br />Extra fluid, placenta, baby, amniotic fluid, increased fat stores<br />Gastrointestinal tract<br />
  10. 10. Hormones relax pelvic joints<br />Skeletal Changes<br />
  11. 11. Change in skin pigmentation<br />Skin Changes<br />
  12. 12. Increased blood supply<br />New Ducts and cells are formed<br />What do you think happens to the breasts?<br />Breast Changes<br />
  13. 13. HCG produced in early pregnancy<br />Increases in other hormones which normally control women`s menstrual cycle.<br />Progesterone relaxes smooth muscle<br />What do you think are the effects of hormonal changes and physical changes in pregnancy?<br />Hormones<br />

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