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A 27-year-old primigravid - bowwowmiow
A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 38 weeks™ gestation is admitted in labor. Her pregnancy has been uncomplicated, and a routine prenatal visit 2 days ago showed no abnormalities. On admission, fetal heart tones cannot be heard. Ultrasonography shows little amniotic fluid, fetal edema, and no evidence of a fetal heartbeat. After 1 hour, she delivers a 3175-g (7-lb) stillborn infant; examination of the infant shows no obvious abnormalities except for mild edema. The placenta and membranes appear normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate immediate course of action?

A) Notify hospital liability department
B) Obtain consent for fetal organ donation from the parents
C) Recommend autopsy of the infant
D) Tell the mother not to worry since she can get pregnant again
E) Tell the parents that there is a 1 in 4 chance of recurrence in future pregnancies
C) Recommend autopsy of the infant

C) Recommend autopsy of the infant
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