When you have studied this session, you should be able to:
- Describe physiological changes in the female reproductive system during pregnancy and the consequences of these changes for the pregnant woman.
- Describe the average changes in the pregnant woman's body weight.
- Discuss changes in the cardiovascular system during pregnancy, and the effects on blood pressure, cardiac output, blood volume and red blood cell concentration.
- Recognise normal and abnormal changes in the pregnant woman's respiration, digestion, urinary system, skin and breasts, including the production of colostrum.
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