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Maternal – Newborn Exam Study Guide


Hey Everyone,

I wanted to share the Study Guide that I made for my Maternal-Child Nursing Exam. I actually put it all in a 3 ring binder with other pertinent information that I thought might be useful. This was my way of studying for my exam among other things that I did. It was a HUGE help. However, keep in mind that it is not an all-inclusive study guide. There are obviously some things that I did not get included. We basically only had about 1 1/2 weeks to study for this exam. Keep in mind that we are in the RN Mobility program, which means that we are supposed to already know the information. I would highly suggest that in addition to using notes to study, practice as many NCLEX style questions as you possibly can prior to testing. Knowing how to answer NCLEX style questions can make or break you in nursing school.

Teratogenic Drugs


Teratogenic drugsWTERATOgenic”:
Epileptic drugs: phenytoin, valproate, carbamazepine
ACE inhibitor
Third element: lithium
OCP and other hormones (eg danazol)


 Teratogenic drugs: major non-antibiotics

Remember: TAP CAP:

Aspirin & indomethacin

Congenital Rubella Signs



“That deaf and dumb cat ate my blueberry muffin and stepped on my PDA”


~Dumb….Mental Retardation


~Blueberry Muffin…type of skin lesion seen

~PDA……..Patent Ductus Arteriosus



Rubber Ducky, I’m so blue!= Congenital signs of Rubella (German Measles)
Rubber= Rubella
Ducky = Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Deafness
I’m = Eyes (cataracts, retinopathy, micropthalmia, glaucoma)
So = Slow or growth and developmental retardation
Blue = Blueberry Muffin” purpura on skin

German measles is also called Rubella.  If a mom contract this during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, then the child can be born with congential rubella syndrome (CRS) which can be serious and devastating.  Miscarriage results in up to 20% of cases.  The Rubber Ducky I’m So Blue rhyme can help point out significant symptoms in neonates born with CRS.


Also See The Video for Another Mnemonic:

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