You are assessing your patient's fundal height, who has just started her third trimester. While positioning the patient for this specific assessment, what should you monitor for?

 

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- Supine hyptension

- Supine hypertension

- Tachypnea

- Bradycardia

Rationale

Supine hypotension occurs when the pregnant patient lies flat on their back. The inferior vena cava and abdominal aorta become compressed, thus resulting in hypotension which can become syptomatic.

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