You are a nurse caring for women in a rural clinic. This clinic serves most of the area’s population and provides comprehensive women’s healthcare. This includes things such as: STI treatment, birth control, prenatal Care, pregnancy care, and care for all ages.
Kristen is a 17-year-old female who lives with her parents and is about to start her senior year at the local high school. She has a boyfriend who is also a senior and they have been dating for 1 year. Kristen is active in band and choir, and has never had many health problems. She recently found out she is pregnant when seeking care for treatment of chlamydia.
Chief Complaint
“I am here to see the doctor for my first prenatal visit.”
Medical History
Chicken pox as a child. UTD on all immunizations. Tonsils removed 2013.
DOB: 12/31/2005
Blood type: O negative
Height: 5’7
Weight: 130 lbs.

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Choose 3 normal maternal adaptations of pregnancy that Kristen might be feeling now or very soon in the pregnancy. Describe the role these adaptations play in pregnancy.