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?


  1. Glucose test is 122 mg/dL
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  2. pH is 6.4
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  3. Cloudy urine
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  4. Vaginal exam.
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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.

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