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A woman in labor takes high-dose steroids for a connective tissue disorder. She takes no other medications. The nurse educates her that her baby could be at risk for which of the following conditions? (Select all that apply.)
 
  A.
  Cold stress
  B.
  Hypoglycemia
  C.
  Intrauterine growth restriction
  D.
  Large for gestational age
  E.
  Polycythemia
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ANS: B, D
High-dose corticosteroids can lead to hyperglycemia. A woman with uncontrolled hyperglycemia is at risk of having a large-for-gestational-age newborn or a newborn with hypothermia. Maternal hyperglycemia does not lead to cold stress, intrauterine growth restriction, or polycythemia.
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