Vocab for physiological changes during pregnancy

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Vocab for physiological changes during pregnancy
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2011-11-28 11:21:23
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Vocab for physiological changes during pregnancy
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  1. Hegar's signs
    softening and compressibility of the lower uterus
  2. Chadwick's signs
    deepened violet-bluish color of vaginal mucosa secondary to incereased vascularity of the area
  3. Goodell's sign
    softening of cervical tip
  4. Ballottement
    rebound of unengaged fetus
  5. Braxton hicks
    painless, irregular contractions that are usually relieved with walking
  6. Quickening
    slight fluttering movements of fetus felt by a woman
  7. Chloasma
    Mask of pregnancy (pigmentation increases on the face)
  8. Linea nigra
    dark line of pigmentation from the umbilicus to the pubic area
  9. Striae gravidarum
    stretch marks most often found on the abdomen and thighs

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