Blunt abdominal trauma is pregnancy (ie, falls and motor vehicle accidents): Given the wide range in severity and presentation of “blunt trauma during pregnancy,” this document should be interpreted as a guideline for consideration in the management of the clinically stable parturient presenting after a fall or MVA. Variation in care plan should be made on an individual basis after clinical assessment.
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