Chapter 7 - Antenatal care

  1. Which of the following statements is correct?

    • E.
    • - treatment of periodontal disease (w/o surgery ) is good.
  2. Which of the following blood tests is not routinely performed at the 1st antenatal visit for all women?

    B. thyroid fn tests.
  3. Which of the following statements is true?

  4. Which is the most likely diagnosis in a woman with a quantitative beta-HCG of 3000IU/mL, an empty uterus on transvaginal US scan and light vaginal bleeding?
    a. a live intrauterine fetus
    b. an incomplete miscarriage
    c. a pseudo-pregnancy
    d. an ectopic pregnancy
    e. a delayed (missed) micarriage
  5. A 40 yo woman who has had a tubal ligation presents with a positive pregnancy test and 7 weeks' amenorrhea. Which of the following statements is correct?

    • A. - tubal ligation has low failure rate (1 in 200)
    • but increases likelihood of ectopic.
  6. Which of the following statements about spontaneous miscarriage is true?

    • A.
    • miscarriage = expulsion before 20wks
    • missed or delayed miscarriage = failure to expel products of conception after death of embryorecurrent miscarriage = 3 consecutive miscarriages. (1 in 500 pregnancies)50-60% of embryos miscarried in 1st Trim have chromosomal abNity
  7. Which of the following statements about antenatal care in the second trimester is correct?
    a. serial measurement of maternal wt is essential in assessing fetal wellbeing
    b. psychosocial issues have little bearing on the provision and outcome of mx in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy
    c. antenatal care in the 2nd trimester aims to id and manage any obstetric or medical problems that develop during this time
    d. US after 20 wks is very reliable in the calculatio nof the gestational age of the fetus
    e. a maternal bp of 10/95 mmHg is N.
    • procedure of 2nd trimester antenatal visit:
    • N bp <140/90
    • baby movement? asked to report sudden changes in fetal activity
    • symphysis-fundal height is measured (gen. fundal ht in cm is +or- 3= wks of gestation)
    • fetal size, lie and rpesentation and descent are assessed. comparison w previous measurements
    • fetal HR w doppler US
    • urine test for proteinurea - screen for infection and preeclampsia
    • infromation provided
  8. With respect to screening tests in the 2nd trimester, which of the following statements is correct?

  9. Which of the following substances is not associated with the onset of parturition?

  10. Which of the following is an essential and routine part of the assessment during an antenatal visit in the 3rd Trim of pregnancy?

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Chapter 7 - Antenatal care
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