September 17, 2013

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Maternal Neonatal Nursing

Category: Maternal Neonatal Nursing 
When the pregnant woman is in the supine position, particularly in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, the weight of the pregnant uterus partially occludes the vena cava and the aorta. The occlusion impedes return of blood from the lower extremities.