NCLEX Content Review – Prenatal Maternity [Part 1]

Saunder’s 7th edition has a whole section of content related to Maternity. The prenatal period is covered in chapter 25 which begins on page 299.

Gravidity and Parity – GTPAL

G- Gravida= number of total pregnancies
T- Term= term deliveries
P- Preterm= preterm deliveries (before 37 weeks)
A- Abortions= abortions (both surgical abortions and miscarriages before 20 weeks)
L- Living= living children

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Pregnancy Signs


Nagele’s Rule for estimating the date of delivery

The rule estimates the expected date of delivery (EDD) by adding one year, subtracting three months, and adding seven days to the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP).

Maternal changes

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Maternal Risk Factors


Blood Type and Rh Factor


Nonstress and Contraction Tests

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