Presented here is a case report involving a 30-week pregnancy for which the mother underwent routine ultrasonography.
History and Examination
A 35-year-old woman presented for a routine ultrasonographic examination at 30 weeks' gestation. Prior to this pregnancy, her menstrual cycles were normal. She had no history of any major illness before the ultrasound screening.
Family history: This patient, the mother, was 1 of 5 children. This was her first pregnancy.
Present pregnancy: The patient had been amenorrheic for 30 weeks, which almost corresponded to the gestational age of the fetus on ultrasound scan. She had no history of antepartum hemorrhage or discharge during this pregnancy and reported feeling normal fetal movement.
Clinical examination: The patient’s blood pressure was normal at 122/84 mm Hg, as were her other vital signs. There were no abnormal findings on chest examination. The abdominal examination revealed a fundal height that almost corresponded to the gestational age of 30 weeks.
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