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A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 39 weeks' ...

Shoulder dystocia

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submitted by jotajota94(10),

High glucose leads to more insulin production in the fetus (recall that the hormone insulin is anabolic) ---> large fetus (9lb,1oz)---> problems in labor.

tinydoc  I thought that was technically a problem with the fetus and wasnt considered an obstetric complication. +  




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submitted by temmy(26),

babies of diabetic moms end up being bigger and that may lead to shoulder dystocia

sahusema  If one of the answer choices was, "that baby gon be big lol" I would have gotten it right +4  




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submitted by hungrybox(240),

preeclampsia presents differently:

  • symptoms: headache, blurred vision, abdominal pain, weight gain (water retention)
  • findings: hypertension, proteinuria, edema