Pregnancy

The monitoring of women with a high-risk pregnancy will be performed in the HMOs (kupot cholim). … The examinations are arranged by age of pregnancy in weeks, or by trimester. Most of the examinations are offered routinely, to every pregnant woman and in every pregnancy.

Procedure Steps
  1. Introduce yourself and clarify the patient’s identity. …
  2. Try and put mum at ease. …
  3. Perform a general inspection of mum and her bump. …
  4. Measure fundal height. …
  5. Check the lie of the baby by examining her bump. …
  6. Check the presentation of the baby to determine which end of the baby is “presenting”.

Your first visit will probably be the longest one during pregnancy. At your first visit, your doctor will check your vital signs and take your medical history. They will also perform certain examinations and tests, including blood and urine tests.

Gently palpate the abdomen with the left hand to determine the height of the fundus of the uterus: If the fundus is palpable just above the symphysis pubis, the gestational age is probably 12 weeks. If the fundus reaches halfway between the symphysis and the umbilicus, the gestational age is probably 16 weeks.

About a week after ovulation, some women experience lower abdominal cramping, known as ‘implantation cramping’ due to the recent implantation of the fertilised egg in the wall of the uterus. … Women can also experience abdominal cramps in theearly weeks of pregnancy due to the stretching and growing of the uterus

If this is your first pregnancy, you may just feel bloated, kind of like after a big meal. But some women have a little baby-belly pooch by the end of the first trimester. After all, your uterus is now the size of a grapefruit. At your next exam, your doctor will be able to feel the top of it.

If you did not meet with your health care provider before your were pregnant, your first prenatal visit will generally be around 8 weeks after your LMP (last menstrual period). If this applies to you, you should schedule a prenatal visit as soon as youknow you are pregnant!

There, the fertilized egg implants in the lining of your uterus. Most women don’t feelvery different at 3 weeks, but some may notice a tiny bit of “implantation spotting” orfeel early pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, tender breasts, nausea, a heightened sense of smell, food aversions, and more frequent urination.

If you’re a first-time mum, you could begin developing a baby bump any time between 12 and 16 weeks. But if this isn’t your first baby, you may start showing sooner. This is because the muscles in your uterus (womb) and belly may already have been stretched from your last pregnancy

A: Most moms-to-be go from innies to outies in the second or third trimester. It happens because your expanding uterus puts pressure on the rest of your abdomen, pushing your belly button outward. After you deliver, the pressure will be gone, and your belly button will go back to normal.

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