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Prenatal Care

Jan 15, 2001 Issue
Management of Suspected Fetal Macrosomia [Article]

Fetal macrosomia, arbitrarily defined as a birth weight of more than 4,000 g (8 lb, 13 oz) complicates more than 10 percent of all pregnancies in the United States. It is associated with increased risks of cesarean section and trauma to the birth canal and the fetus. Fetal macrosomia is difficult to...


Dec 15, 2000 Issue
ACOG Addresses Psychosocial Screening in Pregnant Women [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed an educational bulletin on perinatal screening and intervention for psychosocial risk factors.


Sep 1, 2000 Issue
ACOG Guidelines on Antepartum Fetal Surveillance [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines on antepartum fetal surveillance. The goal of antepartum fetal surveillance is to prevent fetal death.


Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Friable Neoplasm During Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 15, 2000 Issue
Evaluation of Pregnant Women Exposed to Respiratory Viruses [Article]

Prenatal patients are often exposed to respiratory viruses at home and at work. Understandably, these patients may be concerned and want immediate answers and advice from their physicians. While most women who are exposed to chickenpox are immune, serologic testing can be performed and susceptible p...


Feb 15, 2000 Issue
Ectopic Pregnancy [Article]

Ectopic pregnancy occurs at a rate of 19.7 cases per 1,000 pregnancies in North America and is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester. Greater awareness of risk factors and improved technology (biochemical markers and ultrasonography) allow ectopic pregnancy to be identified be...


Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy [Article]

Urinary tract infections are common during pregnancy, and the most common causative organism is Escherichia coli. Asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to the development of cystitis or pyelonephritis. All pregnant women should be screened for bacteriuria and subsequently treated with antibiotics such a...


Jan 15, 2000 Issue
ACOG Practice Bulletin on Management of Herpes in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the management of herpes in pregnancy. The guidelines were designed to help physicians make decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care.


Sep 1, 1999 Issue
HELLP Syndrome: Recognition and Perinatal Management [Article]

HELLP, a syndrome characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels and a low platelet count, is an obstetric complication that is frequently misdiagnosed at initial presentation. Many investigators consider the syndrome to be a variant of preeclampsia, but it may be a separate entity. The pa...


Apr 1, 1999 Issue
Safety of Radiographic Imaging During Pregnancy [Article]

Maternal illness during pregnancy is not uncommon and sometimes requires radiographic imaging for proper diagnosis and treatment. The patient and her physician may be concerned about potential harm to the fetus from radiation exposure. In reality, however, the risks to the developing fetus are quite...


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