Saturday, June 10, 2023

The nurse practicing in a maternity setting recognizes that the postmature fetus is at risk due to.. Progressive placental insufficiency



The nurse practicing in a maternity setting recognizes that the postmature fetus is at risk due to:


  • A. Excessive fetal weight
  • B. Low blood sugar levels
  • C. Depletion of subcutaneous fat
  • D. Progressive placental insufficiency

Answer: D:

Progressive placental insufficiency
The placenta functions less efficiently as the pregnancy continues beyond 42 weeks. Immediate and long-term effects may be related to hypoxia.