Causes Of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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Kelsey Crooks

OB Project Week 1


Hyperemesis Gravidarum…..3
Incomplete Abortion…..6
Incompetent Cervix…..9
Ectopic Pregnancy…..11
Hydatidiform Mole…..13
Rh Incompatibility…..16
Iron Deficiency Anemia…..18
Neonatal Sepsis…..20 Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Medline Plus)
Cause. Risk Factors.
According to Medline Plus:
The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be a rapidly rising blood level of a hormone human chorionic gonadotropin.
According to Medline Plus:
Severe, persistent nausea during pregnancy
Salivating a lot more than normal
Weight loss
Light-headedness, weakness, headaches, or fainting
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Assess for any signs of bleeding 3. Perform sterile technique if vaginal exam is needed 4. Educate mother on signs of infection 5. Advise mother to report severe abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding 6. Monitor intake and output 7. Educate mother on proper handwashing technique 8. Encourage fluid intake 9. Provide emotional support to family 10. Ensure basic human needs are met for mother
1. Knowledge deficit r/t uneducated about condition
2. Risk for infection r/t bleeding
3. Ineffective coping r/t miscarriage
4. Activity intolerance r/t bed rest
5. Feelings of powerlessness r/t mother not being able to help unborn child

Hydatidiform Mole
According to Medline Plus:
A rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at beginning of
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Educate parents on proper hand-washing techniques 3. Educate mother on importance of Rhogam injections 4. Advise mother to get shot on time 5. Monitor infant for any signs of jaundice 6. Monitor for any signs of distress from mother 7. Provide emotional support for family 8. Educate mother on relaxation breathing techniques 9. Monitor daily weight 10. Encourage a healthy diet for mother
Iron Deficiency Anemia
According to Medline Plus:
A condition in which the body does not have enough healthy blood cells. RBCs provide oxygen to body tissues. It occurs when the body doesn’t have enough iron.
Cause. Risk factors
According to Medline Plus:
Losing more RBCs and iron than your body can regenerate. Body does not do a good job absorbing iron, not consuming enough foods with iron.
Symptoms and
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