Maternal / Newborn Question #23
A client is 12-weeks pregnant and is diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. Which condition must be monitored?
- Signs of pre-eclampsia
- Signs of bleeding
- Signs of electrolyte imbalance
- Signs of miscarriage
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes frequent vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. Fluid loss, electrolyte imbalance, and acid-base imbalances are at risk. Option A is incorrect since pre-eclampsia usually occurs later and is not related to hyperemesis gravidarum. Opitons B & C are incorrect since bleeding and miscarriage are not typical signs of hyperemesis gravidarum.