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What are all probable signs of pregnancy? A nurse is assisting in performing an assessment on a client who suspects that she is pregnant and is checking the client for probable signs of pregnancy.



This question is part of Obstetrical Nursing – Antepartum – NCLEX Quiz 1
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jun 20, 2020

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Answered Jan 17, 2019

Uterine enlargement
Chadwick’s sign
Braxton Hicks contractions
Ballottement

The probable signs of pregnancy include: Uterine Enlargement - Hegars sign or softening and thinning of the uterine segment that occurs at week 6. - Goodells sign or softening of the cervix that occurs at the beginning of the 2nd month. - Chadwicks sign or bluish coloration of the mucous membranes of the cervix. vagina. and vulva. Occurs at week 6. - Ballottement or rebounding of the fetus against the examiners fingers of palpation. - Braxton-Hicks contractions. - Positive pregnancy test measuring for hCG.||| Positive signs of pregnancy include: - Fetal Heart Rate detected by electronic device (Doppler) at 10-12 weeks. - Fetal Heart rate detected by nonelectronic device (fetoscope) at 20 weeks AOG. - Active fetal movement palpable by the examiners. - Outline of the fetus via radiography or ultrasound
 

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