Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
Note: This topic collection does not include Labor and Delivery topics. See separate topic collection on Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues.



Medication Safety


Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other Resources from AAFP


02/01/2014 Update on Prenatal Care
10/15/2013 Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care

Medication Safety

08/01/2015 Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
10/15/2014 Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy
05/15/2011 Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]


09/15/2015 Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook] new
06/15/2014 Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
11/15/2011 Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Complications and Special Situations

09/01/2015 Late Presentation to Prenatal Care [Curbside Consultation] new
04/15/2015 Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy [Curbside Consultation]
04/15/2015 Options for Women with Unintended Pregnancy
02/15/2014 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
11/15/2010 Caring for Pregnant Women and Newborns with Hepatitis B or C
04/01/2010 ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery [Practice Guidelines]
10/15/2008 Recurrent Miscarriage [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Ectopic Pregnancy

07/01/2014 Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy Algorithm
10/01/2013 Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Gestational Diabetes

04/01/2015 Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm
12/01/2014 Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
09/15/2014 ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

Hypertensive and Thrombotic Disorders

10/01/2015 Calcium Supplementation for Preventing Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians] new
03/01/2015 Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality from Preeclampsia: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/01/2011 Magnesium Sulfate and Other Anticonvulsants for Women with Preeclampsia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
05/15/2009 Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
07/01/2008 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Algorithm
06/15/2008 Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy Algorithm

Pregnancy Loss

04/01/2015 Exercise and Pregnancy Loss [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
04/01/2014 Misoprostol for Incomplete First Trimester Miscarriage [Cochrane for Clinicians]
07/01/2011 Office Management of Early Pregnancy Loss Patient Education Algorithm
02/01/2011 Management Options for Early Incomplete Miscarriage [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/01/2007 Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss Patient Education

Post-term Prenancy

08/01/2014 Common Questions About Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancy Algorithm


11/15/2014 Trauma in Pregnancy: Assessment, Management, and Prevention Algorithm

Vaginal Bleeding

04/15/2007 Late Pregnancy Bleeding Algorithm

Group B Streptococcal Infection

11/15/2014 Self-Administered GBS Testing in Pregnant Women [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
07/01/2012 Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Updated CDC Guideline Algorithm

Editorials and Letters

06/15/2013 Immunizations in Pregnancy [Editorials]
05/01/2013 Obesity in Pregnancy [Editorials]
09/15/2003 Management of Labor Pain: Promoting Patient Choice [Editorials]
06/15/2003 Information on Medication Use in Pregnancy [Editorials]
03/01/2014 Screening for Gestational Diabetes Should Be a Shared Decision [Letters to the Editor]
05/15/2006 Use of Mifepristone for Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

04/01/2005 How to Build More Maternity Care Into Your Practice
03/01/2003 Sharing Maternity Care

Patient Education, Self-Care

04/15/2015 Options for Unintended Pregnancy Patient Education
11/15/2014 Car Safety During Pregnancy Patient Education
07/01/2012 GBS Testing During Pregnancy Patient Education
07/01/2011 Common Treatments for Miscarriage Patient Education


AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Pregnancy & Newborns

Other Resources from AAFP

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

Information From Industry

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