Physiology of Pregnancy
In the previous module we learnt about the anatomy and physiology of all the structures involved in reproduction, conception and fetal development. This unit will focus on the physiology of pregnancy, changes in these organs and structures of the body as a response to the presence of fetus in-utero, signs and symptoms and diagnosis of pregnancy, and minor disorders associated with pregnancy and how to cope or solve them.
By the time we finish with the discussion in this unit you would have been able to
· Describe the physiological changes in the body systems due to pregnancy.
· Offer advice to women on minor common disorders of pregnancy and how to cope with them.
· Diagnose pregnancy
· Differentiate between physiological and pathological symptoms of pregnancy.