Hello all -I'm still kind of new to allnurses.com but am in my 3rd semester of nursing school. I have to create a care plan for a new mom with PIH; her uric acid was elevated but her protein and albumin were actually below normal. She also lost 12 pounds at her last prenatal visit when she was approximatley 36 weeks gestation. For this care plan, if we do not have actual assessment information from the patient, we can "assume" certain things to be true. I was going to use "Imbalanced Nutrition: less than body requirements related to _______________________ as evidenced by below normal levels of protein and albumin and a 12 pound weight loss upon her last prenatal visit (she was about 36 weeks).I'm not sure how to relate low protein and albumin to this diagnosis because I actually did not have access to the patient to ask her about the weight loss. Is there anything specific to pregnancy (other than N & V) that could cause such a weight loss and low protein and albumin?Thank you for any help anyone can give me!