Maternal / Newborn Question #13
A pregnant woman is 37 weeks gestation and arrives to the hospital with a possible rupture of membranes. The nurse determines the membranes have not ruptured because of which assessment finding?
- Glucose test is 122 mg/dL
- pH is 6.4
- Cloudy urine
- Vaginal exam.
Amniotic fluid is alkaline and nitrazine paper will turn blue. Normal vaginal and urinary specimens are acidic. Option A is unnecessary and does not relate to the condition described. Option C represents possible UTI, not amniotic fluid. Option D is incorrect because a vaginal exam will not determine rupture of membranes.