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OB & Maternity 3: 'This is true'.

Risk factors associate with pre-term labor, anti-diabetic use during pregnancy, conjugated & unconjugated bilirubin issues in the newborn, resp. disrtress s/s, etc. Easy studying.
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Oral antidiabetics should not be used during pregnancy. They cause hypoglycemia in the fetus.
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Pregnant diabetic patients should use insulin injections during pregnancy:
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A large for gestational age neonate that is born to a diabetic mother needs immediate assessment of the blood glucose levels to avoid developing hypoglycemia after birth.
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Absent Palmar grasp is associated with brachial palsy injury.
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To prevent hypoglycemia in the neonate of a diabetic patient, oral feedings or IV glucose infusions are started.
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If you know the patient is diabetic, and you know that the birthweight of the neonate is greater than normal, and you know the history of the pregancy (perhaps the delivery was a little early), than assessing the neonates blood glucose level is a high priority assessment to perform.
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Yellow sclerae in a newborn indicate bilirubin deposits and possibly hyperbilirubinemia.
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Neonates normally breastfeed every 2-3 hrs.
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An axillary temp of a neonate of 98 degrees F is WNL.
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Wt. loss of up to 10% of birth wt is normal for neonates.
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The following are s/s of resp. distress in a neonate: Respirations greater than 60/min, labored respirations, grunting, nasal flaring, generalized cyanosis, retractions.
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Abdominal breathing is normal in neonates.
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Bluish hands and feet ('acrocyanosis') is normal during the first day of life for a neonate.
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Phototherapy reduces the serum level of unconjugated bilirubin-but it does NOT have any effect at all on conjugated bilirubin.
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High levels of bilirubin may lead to bilirubin encephalopathy('kernicterus').
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Phototherapy of the neonate doesn't prevent hypothermia.
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Conjugated bilirubin is a water soluble substance that is easily excreted in urine & stool.
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Being younger than 16 is a risk factor for preterm labor.
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Weighing less than 110 lbs (50 kg) is a risk factor for preterm labor.
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Having pyelonephritis is a risk factor for preterm labor.