Flashcards in Obstetrics_RR Deck (15)
Primary causes of third-trimester bleeding.
Placental abruption and placenta previa
Classic ultrasound and gross appearance of complete hydatidiform mole
Snowstorm on ultrasound. "Cluster-of-grapes" appearance on gross examination
Chromosomal pattern of a complete mole
Molar pregnancy containing fetal tissue
Symptoms of placental abruption
Continuous, painful vaginal bleeding
Symptoms of placenta previa
Self-limited, painless vaginal bleeding
When should a vaginal exam be performed with suspected placenta previa?
Antibiotics with teratogenic effects
Medication given to accelerate fetal lung maturity
Betamethasone or dexamethasone x 48 hours
The most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage
Treatment for postpartum hemorrhage
Uterine massage; if that fails, give oxytocin
Typical antibiotics for group B streptococcal prophylaxis
IV penicillin or ampicillin
A patient fails to lactate after an emergency C-section with marked blood loss.
(Postpartum pituitary necrosis)
Uterine bleeding at 18 weeks' gestation; no products expelled; cervical os open