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1. A. Pregnancy-induced hypertension (preeclampsia)
B. Alcohol consumption
C. Smoking
2. A. Maternal age 17 and younger or 35 and older
B. Placenta previa
C. Drug use
D. Smoking
E. Pregnancy-induced hypertension
3. Diabetes
4. A. The high-frequency sound waves allow viewing the position of the fetus and placenta, measurement of fetal growth, anatomical abnormalities, and amount of amniotic fluid.
B. The direct sampling of the amniotic fluid will show meconium or blood, fetal cells for analysis of genetic abnormalities, and lung maturity via L/S ratios.
C. Usually there is an observation of fetal heart response to contractions. Late decelerations indicate impaired placental blood flow. Tachycardia may indicate hypoxemia.
D. Scalp blood may be analyzed for pH. A pH below 7.2 may indicate asphyxia.
5. 1 and 5 minutes after delivery


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