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Which of the following is a positive sign of pregnancy?



A. Fetal movement felt by mother
B. Enlargement of the uterus
C. (+) pregnancy test
D. (+) ultrasound

This question is part of Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Intrapartum and Postpartum)
Asked by Labitadlea, Last updated: May 23, 2020

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A. Ameli

A. Ameli

Answered Aug 17, 2017

A positive ultrasound will give you the highest confidence of pregnancy – the other tests are useful, but not 100% reliable. Noticeable fetal movement starts around week 15 or 20, and are a clear reminder of pregnancy for pregnant women. However, non-pregnant women may also feel movement in their abdomen that isn’t caused by pregnancy, so this is not a positive test.

Enlargement of the uterus is also not a totally reliable sign of pregnancy – non-pregnant women can experience uterine hyperplasia (swollen uterus) due to ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and certain forms of cancer. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests can also be unreliable, although false positives are far less common than false negatives. A non-pregnant woman might come up with a false-positive pregnancy test if she has taken certain drugs, or has blood in her urine sample.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Aug 10, 2017

(+) ultrasound
 

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