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Maternity Contraindications 

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DVT: deep vein thrombosis

Pre-eclampsia: fluid retention, high blood pressure and protein in urine.  Symptoms can include severe headache, visual disturbance, indigestion-like pain, very swollen feet, ankles or face or the client may just feel very unwell.

 

BPV: any bleeding vaginally

Pain: any sudden pain

 

Pre-term Labour: Less than 37/40 as it is not counted as normal and midwife/ GP / hospital advice needed 

Placenta Previa: Low-lying placenta, if Grade II, III or IV and 32 weeks or more, it can be fatal to both mother and baby if the placenta comes off the uterine wall as it grows and stretches causing severe bleeding

 

Polyhydramnios: excessive liquid around the foetus which can be linked to congenital abnormalities and risk of the cord prolapsing and becoming compressed.  This can be life-threatening and the mother risks losing the baby should membranes rupture and the presenting part is not engaged.

 

Oligohydramnios: the lack of fluid around the baby.  This can be linked to kidney problems in the baby and puts the baby at risk as there is not enough cushioning to protect it.

 

Placenta Abruption:  when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus

Maternity - Contra-indications         

 

DVT: deep vein thrombosis

 

Pre-eclampsia: fluid retention, high blood pressure and protein in urine.  Symptoms can include severe headache, visual disturbance, indigestion-like pain, very swollen feet, ankles or face or the client may just feel very unwell.

 

BPV: any bleeding vaginally

Pain: any sudden pain

Pre-term Labour: Less than 37/40 as it is not counted as normal and midwife/ GP / hospital advice needed 

 

Placenta Previa: Low-lying placenta, if Grade II, III or IV and 32 weeks or more, it can be fatal to both mother and baby if the placenta comes off the uterine wall as it grows and stretches causing severe bleeding

Polyhydramnios: excessive liquid around the foetus which can be linked to congenital abnormalities and risk of the cord prolapsing and becoming compressed.  This can be life-threatening and the mother risks losing the baby should membranes rupture and the presenting part is not engaged.

Oligohydramnios: the lack of fluid around the baby.  This can be linked to kidney problems in the baby and puts the baby at risk as there is not enough cushioning to protect it.

Placenta Abruption:  when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus

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