Abnormal Conditions in Pregnancy and Labour
There are varieties of complications that can arise during pregnancy. In this unit we shall discus some of these major complications and the role of the midwife in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these complications. They include structural abnormalities, social factors and medical conditions.
By the end of the course you would be able to:
· Give health instructions that will prevent some of these complications in pregnancy
· Make accurate diagnosis of these conditions during antenatal assessment
· Identify cases for referral
· Counsel and support the women to enable them cope with the complications.