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    case number 3-online discussion: Bertha

    Post  jenny c. on Thu 06 Aug 2009, 10:22 pm

    For online discussion:

    Good evening everyone!i decided to post the case in this page for our reference.

    Case Study 3: Bertha

    Bertha is 38 years old. She was born in the state of Puebla, but moved to Mexico City two
    months ago. She finished her high school education; she married when she was 22 years old,
    and currently she is a housewife. She has two healthy adolescent daughters and a good
    relationship with her husband. She arrives alone at your office in a public maternal hospital
    and reports to you that she is 16 weeks pregnant. Bertha is very sure about the date of her last
    menstrual period and says that her pregnancy was planned. She had a miscarriage two years
    ago, when she was 15 weeks pregnant. She has never had any serious health problem.

    Considering Bertha’s age, you decide to request some specific prenatal diagnostic tests:
    maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin, and unconjugated estriol.
    The lab reports the following results: a high level of alpha-fetoprotein, and normal levels of
    human chorionic gonadotropin and unconjugated estriol. Given these results, you request an
    ultrasound scanning and its findings confirm your suspicions of anencephaly.

    Students’ Guide

    1.How do you classify Bertha’s health conditions?
    2.What are the legal options for Bertha in this case?
    3.What kind of information would you offer to Bertha?
    4.If Bertha decides to terminate her pregnancy, what would be the legal requirements to
    do so?
    5.What would you do if you were a conscientious objector to abortion?

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