A 32-year-old nulligravida patient with no prenatal care presents in labor. You realize lack of prenatal care increases her risk of a poor outcome. Specifically, what is the increased risk of mortality for women who do not receive prenatal care as compared to women who do?
Which of the following is more common when women do not obtain prenatal care?
A schematic of β-hCG levels in pregnancy is shown below. When do β-hCG levels peak in pregnancy?
Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Prenatal care. In William Obstetrics, 25th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2018, Figure 9-2.
a. 40–50 days after last menstrual period
b. 60–70 days after last menstrual period
c. 80–90 days after last menstrual period
d. 120–140 days after last menstrual period
Which possible cause of a “false-positive” β-hCG is most common?
b. Heterophilic antibodies
c. Exogenous β-hCG use for weight loss
d. β-hCG produced in the pituitary gland
Which sign confirming an early intrauterine pregnancy is best demonstrated in the image below?
A 33-year-old woman who presents for prenatal care is described as ...