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I am going to first talk about the Signs of Pregnancy

Presumptive Signs:

Presumptive Signs of pregnancy are usually those signs and symptoms that includes presumptive signs are the signs that can lead the client of the woman to believe that she is pregnant.  This so called “speculative” signs includes amenorrhea, Chadwick’s sign, breast sensitivity, fatigue, urinary frequency and weight gain.

  • Chadwick’s Sign
  • Amenorrhea
  • Quickening
  • Nausea and Vomiting

Probable Signs

Probable Signs are signs of pregnancy that are more conclusive than presumptive, but are at some point still not very definitive.  In this situation, even though the client believe that she is pregnant, more test and validation needs to be done to be able to determine if the pregnancy really does exist.  The propable signs of pregnancy includes: Ballotment, Chadwick’s Sign, Goodell’s Sign, Hegar’s Sign, signs of uterine elargement and a positive pregnancy test.

  • Goodell’s  Sign
  • Hegar’s Sign
  • Ballotement
  • Chadwick’s Sign


Positive Sign

  • Fetal Heart Tones
  • Ultrasound
  • Leopold’s Maneuver



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