Care of the pregnant woman in A&E
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Care of the pregnant woman in A&E

Sylvia Smith Midwife teacher, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey

Any woman of childbearing age attending an A&E department may be pregnant. Sylvia Smith considers some of the more common emergency situations A&E staff may face

Pregnancy may be the cause of an emergency or incidental to it. In cases where the pregnancy is the cause, this is clear, such as vaginal bleeding in threatened abortion. What must also be decided is whether the emergency is a threat to the pregnancy or not.

Emergency Nurse. 4, 2, 7-9. doi: 10.7748/en.4.2.7.s3

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