Prenatal Care

Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Effects of Prenatal Yoga on Labor Pain [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Participation in a prenatal yoga program may help reduce labor pain, but reported effects vary from modest to moderate.

May 1, 2018 Issue
Obesity in Pregnancy: Risks and Management [Editorials]

As obesity becomes more common, it is important for all maternity care clinicians to understand the risks and associated management of obesity in pregnancy. Elevated prepregnancy weight increases the absolute risk of many adverse fetal and maternal outcomes.

Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Preeclampsia: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.

Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Preeclampsia [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 28-year-old white woman comes to your clinic for prenatal care reporting a new-onset severe headache. She is currently pregnant with twins at an estimated gestational age of 22 weeks. Her obstetric history is significant for one previous term singleton vaginal delivery at 24 years of age without complications.

Nov 1, 2017 Issue
Risk of Preterm Birth with Vaginal Progesterone in Twin Pregnancies [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Women with twin pregnancies should not routinely receive vaginal progesterone because it does not reduce the risk of preterm birth. Vaginal progesterone should be administered to reduce adverse neonatal outcomes in women with twin pregnancies and a short cervix (25 mm or less).

Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Preconception Care Is Primary Care: A Call to Action [Editorials]

Alarmingly, the United States is the only developed country with a rising maternal mortality rate; women are more likely to die in or around childbirth now than 20 years ago. Regardless of community, profession, or political affiliation, this should create a sense of urgency for action and solutions.

Aug 15, 2017 Issue
No Increased Risk of ASD, ADHD, or SGA with First-Trimester Antidepressant Use [POEMs]

This study found that maternal antidepressant use during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, but not SGA, ASD, or ADHD. Another study in the same issue also reported no increased risk of ASD with in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake in...

May 15, 2017 Issue
Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 μg) of folic acid.

Apr 1, 2017 Issue
Pruritic Rash in Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

A pregnant woman presented with scattered periumbilical and lower extremity pruritic papules.

Apr 1, 2017 Issue
Vitamin E in Pregnancy [Medicine by the Numbers]

Vitamin E supplementation in pregnant women does not show any benefit among the most patient-important outcomes.

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