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Overview of Obstetrics

Which of the following is defined as the sum of stillbirths and neonatal deaths per 1000 total births?

a. Fetal death rate

b. Infant mortality rate

c. Perinatal mortality rate

d. Neonatal mortality rate

A patient presents with severe preeclampsia at 37 weeks’ gestation. Labor is induced and she spontaneously delivers a 3260-g neonate. In the delivery room she complains of a severe headache and suddenly collapses. She is unable to be resuscitated. An autopsy reveals the following finding. Based on gestational age, how would her neonate be classified?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Hypertensive disorders. In Williams Obstetrics, 25th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2018, Figure 40-10.

a. Postterm

b. Full term

c. Post dates

d. Early term

A patient presents with severe preeclampsia at 37 weeks’ gestation. Labor is induced and she spontaneously delivers a 3260-g neonate. In the delivery room she complains of a severe headache and suddenly collapses. She is unable to be resuscitated. An autopsy reveals the following finding. How would the maternal death be classified?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Hypertensive disorders. In Williams Obstetrics, 25th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2018, Figure 40-10.

a. Perinatal death

b. Nonmaternal death

c. Direct maternal death

d. Indirect maternal death

The perinatal period starts after delivery at 20 weeks’ gestation or older. When does it end?

a. 7 days after birth

b. 28 days after birth

c. 6 weeks after birth

d. 1 year after birth

Which of the following is an example of an indirect maternal death?

a. Septic shock ...

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