1.Amniocentesis is performed on a woman believed to be in approximately the 31st week of gestation. This is the second pregnancy for this Rh-negative woman with diabetes. Spectrophotometric analysis of the fluid shows a ∆ A450 of 0.3.

a. Based on the Liley graph, should the physician consider inducing labor?

b. What else must the physician consider prior to inducing labor? The physician decides to induce labor based on a positive Aminostat-FLM.

c. What information did this test provide for the physician? d. Why did the physician prefer an Aminostat-FLM to an L/S ratio in this situation?