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Viva A
You are working as an anaesthetist during the day at a tertiary metropolitan hospital. Your first patient is a 34-year old woman having an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She has no other medical issues. On examining her airway in the anaesthetic bay, you note she is Mallampati grade 4 with reduced thyromental distance.
A first-year anaesthetic trainee joins you in the bay. She discloses that she is 26 weeks pregnant with her first child. It is an IVF pregnancy and it has taken her several years to fall pregnant. She is worried about the impact of the work environment on her foetus.
What are the potential safety concerns relating to anaesthetists who are pregnant?
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