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


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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