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Common Medical Problems

by Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG
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    The lecture Common Medical Problems by Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG is from the course Preconception Care. It contains the following chapters:

    • Preconception Care
    • Preconception – Medical Problems

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    1. To optimize medical problems to decrease maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality
    2. To treat and cure all medical problems prior to advising a woman to get pregnant
    3. To assure the best form of contraception catered to each woman's needs is being used to avoid pregnancy
    4. To optimize medical problems to decrease only maternal morbidity and mortality
    5. To optimize medical problems to decrease only fetal morbidity and mortality
    1. She had one twin pregnancy with delivery of one set of twins (2 babies).
    2. She had two singleton pregnancies, but only delivery of one baby at term.
    3. She had two singleton pregnancies with normal deliveries for each.
    4. She had one singleton pregnancy and delivery and has one adopted child.
    5. She had two twin pregnancies and delivered two sets of twins (4 babies).
    1. Gravidity is the number of times a woman has been pregnant, and parity is the total number of times a woman has given birth.
    2. Gravidity is the number of times a woman has given birth, and parity is the number of times a woman has been pregnant.
    3. Gravidity is the number of term births a woman has given, and parity is the number of preterm births a woman has given.
    4. Gravidity is the number of times a woman has been pregnant, and parity is the number of preterm births a woman has given.
    5. Gravidity is the number of abortions (miscarriages) a woman has had, and parity is the number of live births she has given.
    1. LMP
    2. EDD
    3. GA
    4. EDC
    5. GP
    1. The gestational age of a fetus in units of weeks and days, counting from the first day of the maternal last menstrual period
    2. The maternal gravidity (the number of times a woman has been pregnant)
    3. The gestation age of a fetus in units of months, counting from the first day of the maternal last menstrual period
    4. The estimated date of confinment of a pregnancy
    5. The expected date of delivery of a pregnancy
    1. 4 milligrams
    2. 1 gram
    3. 4 micrograms
    4. 1 microgram
    5. 2 grams
    1. Asthma exacerbations
    2. Fetal growth restriction
    3. Pre-term labor
    4. Pre-eclampsia
    5. Placental abruption
    1. Ace-inhibitors (Lisinopril)
    2. Labetalol
    3. Propranolol
    4. Alpha-methyldopa
    5. Nifedipine
    1. Increased risk of fetal Trisomy 21
    2. Increased risk of fetal sacral agenesis
    3. Increased risk of pregnancy loss
    4. Increased risk of fetal macrosomia
    5. Increased risk of fetal growth restriction
    1. You should advise her to monitor her asthma symptoms closely, as her asthma may improve, worsen, or even stay the same through out her pregnancy.
    2. You should advise her to monitor her asthma symptoms closely, as her asthma is sure to worsen through out her pregnancy.
    3. You should advise her to monitor her asthma symptoms closely, as her asthma is sure to improve through out her pregnancy and she should stop unnecessary medications.
    4. You should reassure her that pregnancy will have no affect on her asthma symptoms.
    5. You should advise her that having asthma is a strict contraindication to labor and delivery.
    1. Maternal blood pressure may be lower than her pre-pregnancy baseline during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.
    2. Maternal blood pressure is usually higher than her pre-pregnancy baseline during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.
    3. Maternal blood pressure may be lower than her pre-pregnancy baseline during the first trimester, but returns to her normal baseline during the second and third trimesters.
    4. Maternal blood pressure is consistently higher than baseline pressures throughout the entire pregnancy in a woman with chronic hypertension.
    5. Maternal blood pressure is consistently lower than baseline pressures throughout the entire pregnancy in a woman with chronic hypertension.

    Author of lecture Common Medical Problems

     Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG

    Veronica Gillispie, MD, FACOG


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