The Prospective Mother, a Handbook for Women During by J. Morris Slemons

By J. Morris Slemons

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But before considering these measures, we will describe certain alterations in the skin which cannot escape the notice of the prospective mother, and which she is likely to misinterpret. On account of the growth of the uterus the abdominal wall is stretched during pregnancy. " At first they are delicate and pink or blue in color; later they become white and more extensive. The streaks indicate the situation of small breaks in the deeper layer of the skin, which is less elastic than the upper layer.

If limited to a single fact about the urine, it would be most helpful to know the amount passed during the twenty- four hours. In this way, as I have already pointed out, the patient herself may derive valuable information, for if the urine is scanty in amount--that is, less than a quart--she should drink more water. Unscrupulous newspaper advertisements alarm people through incorrect statements about trouble with the kidneys. For example, they declare that a sediment in the urine is a sign of disease; but that is false.

To a slight degree natural causes always compress the chest from below upward; and on this account nothing should be allowed to hamper the expansion of the lungs from side to side. On the other hand, if the waist is constricted, not the breathing movements alone but also the growth of the womb will be interfered with. In order to avoid such disagreeable consequences, and at the same time to limit the extent of the maternity wardrobe, skirts may be fitted with practical devices which permit letting out the waistband as occasion demands.

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