A 44-year-old patient had been treated by intermittent haemodialysis for almost three years when she presented with a 28-week pregnancy.
Successful delivery of a healthy but small infant was achieved by Caesarean section at 36 weeks. The successful outcome of this pregnancy was attributed to close control of the haemoglobin concentration and blood chemistry, and to increased frequency of dialysis.
The relative value of various chemical tests of fetal maturity in the presence of maternal renal failure are discussed.
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