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so that a plan for her
subsequent schedule of
antenatal appointments can
C Developing pre-eclampsia during a
:pregnancy is increased in women who
1. are nulliparous
2. are aged 40 or older
3. have a family history of pre-eclampsia
4. have a prior history of pre-eclampsia
5. have a body mass index (BMI) at or above 35
at first contact
6. have a multiple pregnancy or pre-existing
vascular disease (for example, hypertension or
Whenever blood pressure is
measured in pregnancy a
urine sample should be
tested at the same time for
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
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
Routine vaginal examination
to assess the cervix
is not an effective method
of predicting preterm birth
and should not be offered.
and A Preterm birth
Preterm birth Although cervical shortening identified
by Transvaginal ultrasound and
increased levels of fetal fibronectin
are associated with an increased risk
for preterm birth,
the evidence does not indicate that
this information improves outcomes.
B Preterm birth Neither routine antenatal cervical
assessment by transvaginal
ultrasound nor the measurement
of fetal fibronectin
should be used to predict preterm
birth in healthy pregnant women.
B Placenta praevia
Placenta praevia Because
Because most low-lying placentas
detected at a 20-week anomaly scan will
resolve by the time the baby is born,
only a woman whose placenta extends
over the internal cervical os should be
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.
- Fall '11