Walking is usually the exercise of choice.
Swimming is an excellent overall exercise program.
e. Instruct the patient on precautions to take during pregnancy.
Decrease smoking or stop altogether if possible.
Restrict or limit alcohol intake.
Avoid children with measles or other contagious diseases.
(4) Do not change kitty litter boxes or eat raw meats to prevent
f. Instruct the patient on potential danger signs of pregnancy that would
necessitate her contacting her physician and coming in.
(1) Any vaginal bleeding, regardless of how small, may indicate possible
miscarriage or abortion, placenta previa, or placenta abruptio (see figures 6-5 and 6-6).
Figure 6-5. Various degrees of placenta previa.
Figure 6-6. Various degrees of placenta abruptio.