Be c developing pre eclampsia during a pregnancy is

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Unformatted text preview: d be evaluated so that a plan for her subsequent schedule of antenatal appointments can be formulated. be C Developing pre-eclampsia during a :pregnancy is increased in women who pregnancy 1. are nulliparous C 2. are aged 40 or older are 40 3. have a family history of pre-eclampsia have 4. have a prior history of pre-eclampsia 4. 5. have a body mass index (BMI) at or above 35 have (BMI) 35 at first contact at 6. have a multiple pregnancy or pre-existing have vascular disease (for example, hypertension or diabetes). diabetes). Pre­eclampsia Whenever blood pressure is measured in pregnancy a urine sample should be tested at the same time for proteinuria. proteinuria. C Pre­eclampsia Pregnant women should be informed of the Pregnant symptoms of advanced pre-eclampsia because these may be associated with poorer pregnancy outcomes for the mother or baby. pregnancy Symptoms include headache; problems with Symptoms vision, such as blurring or flashing before the eyes; bad pain just below the ribs; vomiting and sudden swelling of face, hands or feet. D and Preterm birth Preterm birth Routine vaginal examination Routine to assess the cervix is not an effective method is of predicting preterm birth and should not be offered. and A Preterm birth Preterm birth Although cervical shortening identified cervical by Transvaginal ultrasound and increased levels of fetal fibronectin increased are associated with an increased risk for preterm birth, the evidence does not indicate that this information improves outcomes. this B Preterm birth Neither routine antenatal cervical assessment by transvaginal ultrasound nor the measurement of fetal fibronectin of should be used to predict preterm birth in healthy pregnant women. healthy B Placenta praevia Placenta praevia Because Because most low-lying placentas detected at a 20-week anomaly scan will detected resolve by the time the baby is born, only a woman whose placenta extends over the internal cervical os should be over offered another Tran abdominal sca...
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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