8.3  Identifying possible risk factors in pregnancy

A young woman

Let’s assume you have decided that a woman is probably pregnant, and that you need to take her health history in order to plan her antenatal care. An important aim of history taking is to identify whether she has any risk factors that could lead to complications during the pregnancy, or at labour and delivery, or in the postnatal period. Asking clearly focused questions will help you do this.

An older woman

8.2.3  Positive signs of pregnancy

8.3.1  How old is she?