Posted: June 20th, 2017
Bernadette received a laceration on her leg from her automotive accident. Why are lacerations of lower extremities potentially more serious in pregnant women than others?
a. Lacerations can provoke allergic responses because of gonadotropic hormone
b. Increased bleeding can occur from uterine pressure on leg veins
c. A woman is less able to keep the laceration clean because o f her fatigue
d. Healing is limited during pregnancy, so these will not heal until after birth
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