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Patho Chapter 22 Complications of Pregnancy Study Guide
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What is the usual time period between the first day of the last menstrual period and the time of birth?
Termed the gestation period
Common effects of the expanding uterus during pregnancy include all of the following EXCEPT:
low blood pressure.
Which of the following indicates development of pregnancy-induced hypertension?
Persistent blood pressure measuring above 140/90
What is the usual cause of hemolysis of fetal erythrocytes during pregnancy?
The mother's blood is Rh negative and the fetus is Rh positive.
What is the likely cause of painless, bright red, vaginal bleeding during the last trimester?
Adolescent pregnancy is often considered high risk because of:
inadequate prenatal care.
poor nutrition and lack of vitamin supplements.
iron deficiency anemia.
(All of the above)
Which of the following is a serious potential complication of abruptio placentae indicated by low serum levels of clotting factors?
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
The term primigravida refers to:
a woman who is pregnant for the first time.
During which time period do teratogens cause major developmental damage to organs?
First 2 months
Diagnosis of pregnancy is confirmed through elevated serum levels of:
Edema and congestion normally develop in many tissues during pregnancy as a result of:
increased blood volume.
Which of the following statements applies to eclampsia?
Blood pressure is very high and seizures may occur.
Gestational diabetes in the mother usually results in:
delivery of a high birth-weight infant.
Place the following statements regarding Rh incompatibility in the correct sequence. Not all choices are included in each answer. (Omit number 2)
3. Fetal Rh-positive cells enter maternal blood.
5. Antibodies to Rh-positive cells form in maternal blood.
6. Maternal Rh antibodies enter the fetal circulation.
1. Hemolysis of fetal erythrocytes and anemia occur.
4. Elevated serum bilirubin levels develop in the fetus.
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