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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1996 Jan;25(1):73-81.

The discomforts of pregnancy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35233, USA.


During pregnancy, women may experience one or more of a wide variety of discomforts. Every pregnancy is different; discomforts felt during one pregnancy may not appear in another. Most discomforts experienced during pregnancy are thought to be the result of abundant hormonal changes. As pregnancy progresses, other discomforts are attributed to physical changes associated with the enlarging uterus. Selected discomforts of pregnancy are presented with suggestions for clinical management. Nurses can do something to decrease discomforts associated with pregnancy.

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