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Claims Lessons: Exploring Challenges in OB/GYN

February 22, 2024

Delay in C-Section Produces Severe Birth Complications

The Case

A 26-year-old female arrived at the hospital for delivery of her first child by induction. The pregnancy was largely unremarkable, labs were normal (including Strep B), and the patient had three normal ultrasounds. The last ultrasound was performed one week before delivery and showed excessive maternal weight gain and growth at 88%. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the doctor’s progress note …

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