Author: Tim Osborne / Editor: Fiona Mendes / Codes: ObC11, ObP3, SLO1, SLO3Published: 12/11/2022

A 29-year-old primiparous woman attends the Emergency Department (ED) at 35/40 weeks gestation. She presents with two days of worsening headaches, vomiting, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Over the last 6 hours she has noticed reduced foetal movements.

Her observations are:

  • Oxygen Saturations: 95% breathing room air
  • Respiratory Rate: 16 per minute
  • Heart rate: 110 beats per minute
  • Blood pressure: 153/95 mmHg
  • Temperature: 37.3 degrees Celsius