HYDRAMNIOS

Sep 20, 2008

HYDRAMNIOS (POLYHYDRAMNIOS) -

  • caused by excessive amount of amniotic fluid
  • unknown cause but frequently seen in diabetic women
  • elevated prolactin levels in amniotic fluid
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
  • increase uterine size for gestation
  • big uterine size for gestational age
  • difficulty in palpating fetal parts
  • difficulty to auscultate fetal heart

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE:
  • ultrasound shows large pocket of fluid
NURSING CARE:
  • provide emotional support to prevent anxiety
  • record intake and output
  • monitor fetal heart
  • adequate rest and avoid stressful activity
  • encourage nutritious foods that are rich in protein

2 comments:

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idealpinkrose said...

nice info...

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