Obstetrics notes

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COMMON COMPLAINTS DURINGPREGNANCYCommon symptoms of pregnancy During pregnancy, the body undergoes anumber of changes as the baby developsinside the uterus. These changes can cause various symptoms,but they aren't usually serious. They tend to disappear during pregnancy orsoon after one gives birth, without anytreatment.Missed period If one has a regular menstrual cycle she maynotice that she has missed a period about twoweeks after she conceived. This is typically one of the first signs ofpregnancy. Implantation Bleeding can be one of the earliestpregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days afterconception, the embryo implants itself into theuterine wall. Some women will experiencespotting as well as some cramping.Ptyalism This is increased salivation. It does not require treatment . Belladona extract 8 15 mg 4 times daily mayhelpPicca (Cissa) Craving and ingestion of substances of no foodvalue e.g clay. It interferes with good nutrition and can besource of infections. Explain for need to good nutrition. Dietary or mineral supplements do not havemuch effect.Sore breasts The breasts will start to change in the firsttrimester (weeks one to 12 of your pregnancy)as the body begins to make tissue forproducing and storing milk. They may be more tender than usual and tinyspots around the nipple area will becomemore obvious. A well fitting brassiere 24hours, ice caps offerrelief.Tired

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