Changes During Pregnancy

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  • Vital Stats
    • Increase in body temperature two weeks after ovulation
    • Weight gain, especially in the second and third trimesters
      • Mainly in the abdominal region, as the foetus and uterus grow.
      • Also occurs in the breast tissue, as fat storages reaches around 2.3 KG to cope with the metabolic demands of breastfeeding.
    • Plasma and blood volume increase, leading to raised heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output.


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