Question 4 - Health Promotion and Maintenance Practice Test for the NCLEX-RN Exam

A 26-year-old primigravida mother presents for her prenatal care visit at 24 weeks. She states that she has been feeling well. The nurse notes that the mother has gained 30 pounds since her first prenatal visit at 8 weeks, at which she had a normal weight. The nurse counsels the mother on which of these possible complications related to excess weight gain during pregnancy? Select all that apply.

A. Increased risk for stress fractures
B. Increased risk for developing hypertension
C. Increased risk for preeclampsia
D. Increased risk for developing Type II Diabetes
E. Increased risk for premature birth

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