Introduction

This study session shows you how to conduct a general assessment of the pregnant woman's health status during an antenatal visit. You should make all of these assessments every time you see her for antenatal care. For each assessment, we first describe the signs and symptoms that indicate the pregnant woman is in good health. Then we describe the warning signs and symptoms that may indicate health problems that may lead to a serious complication of pregnancy, including anaemia, diabetes, poor nutrition, iodine deficiency, hypertension, fever, infection, lung and kidney problems.

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