LMP: 15th June.
Very irregular periods. No bleeding in early pregnancy.
Began taking oral contraceptive pill at the age of 16 and stopped at 23. Was experiencing unpleasant side effects of the oral contraceptive pill.
Estimated delivery date: 22nd March.
Current gestation: 36 weeks pregnant.
No morning sickness. Suffers from severe hot sweats.
Was feeling very tired; subsequent blood tests uncovered an iron deficiency, for which she is taking supplements.
Low blood pressure but was told this is normal.
Previous Reproductive History
Gravida: 1 Para: 0 Abortus: 0
First pregnancy; No previous miscarriages, stillbirths or terminations.
History of twins from mother’s side.
Grandfather of 80 yrs recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes; otherwise no family history of diabetes.
No family history of genetic problems, congenital conditions, heart disease, hypertension or pre-eclampsia.
Ms. J was pleased to find out she was pregnant; it was a planned pregnancy.
Unlimited social support throughout pregnancy from mother, friends and husband.
Lives with husband in three bedroom house.
Recruitment assistant. Maternity leave began 4th Jan.
Husband works in oil and gas industry as an engineer, and can provide for the family.
Stopped drinking alcohol upon falling pregnant, and tried to avoid foods believed to be harmful in pregnancy.
No recreational drugs
Birth to take place in Epsom Hospital. Is open to the option of pain relief but will begin with gas and air only.
Past Medical and Surgical History
Appendectomy in 2005
No history of depression or mental illness.
400mcg Folic acid supplements for three months post conception.
Blood test late in pregnancy uncovered an iron deficiency therefore she started taking Iron tablets from the 6th of March.
Was using a steroid cream for acne but discontinued use upon pregnancy.
No other prescribed or over the counter medications or vitamins.
No known allergies.
The Obstetric Abdominal Examination
Tiredness and lower back pain,…………………………………………….