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Case Study
INTRODUCTION
Edema is the accumulation of fluid in the intestinal cell. A personwith edema manifested swelling in different parts of the body. Inpregnant woman, edema usually occurs between the second and thirdtrimester. Clinically, it is divided into three degrees namely:
a.
Mild Case → obvious edema appears on the legs and feet butcan disappear after rest.b.Moderate Case → edema extends to thighs and vulva or evenin the abdomen.c. General Edema → accumulation of fluids in the abdomenSwelling or normal edema during pregnancy is not reallydangerous, however, if a pregnant woman suddenly swell in the handsand face, there is a possibility that she might be developing pre-eclampsia. This is a serious condition that can be life threatening forthe mother and baby. Pre-eclampsia typically results in high bloodpressure during pregnancy, putting the life of both the mother and thebaby at stake. This is the reason why even a simple normal edemashould still be monitored.
OBJECTIVES
General:
This study aims to deepen our knowledge andunderstanding about edema.
Specific:
After this, we should be able to:
1.
Define what edema is.
2.
Identify its cause.
3.
Discuss it’s effect in the mother and baby.4.Determine the appropriate interventions to be done.5.Know what is/are the possible complication.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 
Mommy X just like any mother- to be have experiencedpregnancy discomfort like morning sickness, dizziness and tiredness.Among all those discomfort, edema in her lower extremities is what
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bothers her the most. Even though people around her keep on tellingher that it is fine and need not to worry about she still can’t help butthink if it was really alright. Edema on her first and her secondpregnancy disappeared on their own. What she was worried about wasif it can possibly have any effect on her baby’s health.
COMPONENT OF NURSING HEALTHHISTORY I.BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Name:
Mommy X
 Address:
426 Barangka Ibaba, Mandaluyong City
Age:
33 years old
Gender:
Female
Religious Affiliation:
Roman Catholic
Marital Status:
Married
Occupation:
Plain Housewife
Place:
Mauway, Lying-in
Chief Complaint:
37 weeks, AOG G2 p1 (T1P0A0L1)
Midwives:
Marieta Reyes and Milagros Naïve
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II. NURSING HISTORY 
A. History of Present Illness
 The baby was planned together with the place of delivery, theMauway-Lying-In Clinic. The baby according to the mother will bebreastfeed just like their first born baby.
B. Past Health History
Mommy X has also experienced edema during her firstpregnancy. Aside from it, she had no other complaint regarding herpregnancy. She also hasn’t experienced any serious illnesses likehypertension, diabetes and the like.
C. Family History
There are no history of diabetes, allergies and mentaldisorder in the family. The only one that they identify was hypertensionin her husband’s family.
D. Maternal and Obstetrical History
Mommy X have 2 beautiful daughters including thenewborn, both were born normally. She has no multiple pregnanciesand no history of abortion.
August 19, 2008 / 11:04 am
Mommy X gives birth to a healthy baby girl with the followingmeasurements:Weight: 2.4 kgHeight: 31 cmHead Circumference: 33 cmChest Circumference: 32 cm
III. PATTERN OF FUNCTIONING
Psychological Health
1. Coping Patterns:Edema in PregnancyPage 3

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