ante natsl care routine tests.

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What is the difference between ante natal care and post natal care?
Ante natal is before birth, post natal is after.
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Routine test- what is done to the abdomen?
it is palpated to check size, position and movement of the foetus.
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Routine test- what are the legs checked for?
swelling, which may indicate pre- eclampsia. And varicose veins.
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Routine test- why is blood pressure checked?
because if it is high this may indicate pre eclampsia
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Routine test- why is the urine checked?
it is checked for protein- presence may indicate Pre eclampsia, bladder/ kidney infections. It is also checked for Ketones- if presence may indicate ill health/ dehydration.
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Routine test- why is the foetal heartbeat checked?
itis checked for its presence and rate using a sonic aid or pinard stethoscope.
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Routine test- why are blood tests taken?
To check for: the mothers blod group, and the rhesus factor, rubella immunity, Hepatitis B, anaemia, Thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia and HIV.
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Other symptoms of pre- eclampsia:
blurred vision, headaches, upper abdominalpain and swollen fingers and ankles.
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What is eclampsia?
a serious condition, which may lead to convulsions, multiple organ failure, and death of mother and baby
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How is pre- eclampsia managed?
by hospital admisison, medication, close monitoring and possible early delivery.
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