Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology

Normal Pregnancy

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Diagnosis of Pregnancy Disability Thermal Stress
Pregnancy Tests Maternal Skin Changes Noise
Prenatal Care Nausea Vibration
Nutrition Heartburn Solvents
Prenatal Vitamins Sciatica Heavy Metals
Laboratory Tests Carpal Tunnel Syndrome X-rays
Ultrasound Scans URI Radiation
Estimating Gestational Age Antibiotics CRT Exposure
Fetal Heart Beat Other Drugs Diving
Exercise Immunizations Hyperbaric Therapy
Aircrew Status

Diagnosis of Pregnancy

Pregnancy may be suspected in any sexually active woman, of childbearing age, whose menstrual period is delayed, particularly if combined with symptoms of early pregnancy, such as:

  • Nausea (1st trimester)
  • Breast and nipple tenderness (1st trimester)
  • Marked fatigue (1st and 3rd trimesters)
  • Urinary frequency (1st and 3rd trimesters)
  • The patient thinks she's pregnant

Early signs of pregnancy may include:

  • Blue discoloration of the cervix and vagina (Chadwick's sign)
  • Softening of the cervix (Goodell's sign)
  • Softening of the uterus (Ladin's sign and Hegar's sign)
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • Unexplained pelvic or abdominal mass

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Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology - 2nd Edition
The Health Care of Women in Military Settings
CAPT Michael John Hughey, MC, USNR
January 1, 2000

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