What is a high risk pregnancy ACOG?
A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus.
Which factor would contribute to a high risk pregnancy?
Lifestyle choices. Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk. Maternal health problems. High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease, heart or blood disorders, poorly controlled asthma, and infections can increase pregnancy risks.
What is anticipatory guidance for pregnancy?
Anticipatory guidance should begin during pregnancy and include the development of a post- partum care plan that addresses the transition to parenthood and interpregnancy or well-woman care.
What is considered limited prenatal care?
Inadequate care is care beginning in the third trimester or four or fewer visits for a pregnancy of 34 or more weeks (Kessner).
Which drug is the safest to take during pregnancy?
Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy
- Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)*
- Dextromethorphan (Robitussin®)*
- Guaifenesin (Mucinex® [plain]) *
- Vicks Vapor Rub® mentholated cream.
- Mentholated or non-mentholated cough drops.
- (Sugar-free cough drops for gestational diabetes should not contain blends of herbs or aspartame)
What age is high-risk pregnancy?
Maternal age. One of the most common risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy is the age of the mother-to-be. Women who will be under age 17 or over age 35 when their baby is due are at greater risk of complications than those between their late teens and early 30s.
What are probable signs of pregnancy?
Probable signs of pregnancy — most likelihood of indicating pregnancy
- Increased frequency of urination.
- Soft cervix.
- Abdominal bloating/enlargement.
- Mild uterine cramping/discomfort without bleeding.
- Increased skin pigmentation in the face, stomach, and/or areola.
What type of medical care should an expectant mother receive?
Prenatal care is health care that a woman gets while pregnant. Going early and regularly for prenatal care can help moms-to-be — and their babies — stay healthy. Regular care lets doctors find and deal with any problems as soon as possible.
What is the recommended number of prenatal visits?
Pregnant women should have at least eight prenatal care visits, according to new World Health Organization recommendations.