Obstetrics Book

Antepartum Disorders

  • Maternal Risks to the Fetus

Developmental Disorder


Maternal Risks to the Fetus

Aka: Maternal Risks to the Fetus
  1. Risk Factors: Maternal Medical Conditions
    1. Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
    2. Gestational Diabetes
  2. Risk Factors: Infections
    1. TORCH Infections
  3. Risk Factors: Drug and medication use
    1. Tobacco Abuse
      1. Low Birth Weight Infant
      2. Increased Carbon Monoxide load to fetus
      3. Increased fetal Hematocrit
    2. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome
      1. Newborn jittery and irritable
      2. Vomiting and Diarrhea
      3. Seizures
    3. Alcohol Abuse
      1. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
      2. Congenital malformations
    4. Cocaine, Heroin or Methadone
      1. Intrauterine Growth Retardation
    5. Stadol, Demerol, Morphine and Barbiturates
      1. Neonatal depression
    6. Methamphetamine
      1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk (SIDS)

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