Prenatal Care

May 01, 2022 Issue
Credentialing Family Physicians Who Provide Maternity Care [Editorials]

Without national standards of credentialing based on competency, family physicians who provide obstetric care may struggle to obtain hospital privileges.

Apr 01, 2022 Issue
Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in persons who are at high risk for preeclampsia.

Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy.

Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 23-year-old patient, J.J., presents to confirm pregnancy after a positive home pregnancy test result. The first day of the patient's last menstrual period was seven weeks ago. J.J. has no concerns, and blood pressure is 118/78 mm Hg on examination. J.J.'s medical records show a body ma...

Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Fetal Growth Restriction Before and After Birth [Article]

Fetal growth restriction, previously called intrauterine growth restriction, is a condition in which a fetus does not achieve its full growth potential during pregnancy. Early detection and management of fetal growth restriction are essential because it has significant clinical implications in child...

Nov 15, 2020 Issue
Low-Dose Aspirin Beneficial for the Prevention of Preterm Birth in Nulliparous Patients with Singleton Pregnancy [POEMs]

The routine use of low-dose aspirin, 81 mg daily, starting as early as six weeks' gestational age provided a statistically significant absolute risk reduction (nearly 2 percentage points) in the incidence of preterm birth among nulliparous patients with singleton gestation in resource-poor countries.

Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Pregnancy Myths and Practical Tips [Article]

Learn how to counsel pregnant women on how much weight they should gain, which foods to avoid, which vitamins and supplements they should be taking, how much and which types of exercise are safe, whether prescription and over-the-counter medicines are safe, and recommendations on sex, alcohol, cannabis, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and hair treatments.

Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant persons who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery.

Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Fetal Aneuploidy: Screening and Diagnostic Testing [Article]

The risk of fetal aneuploidy, the presence of one or more extra chromosomes or the absence of one or more chromosomes, rises with increasing maternal age. Because fetal aneuploidy can affect any pregnancy, all pregnant women should be offered screening. Screening can be done in the first or second trimester, or a combination of both. Because no screening test is diagnostic, patients with positive screening results should be referred for invasive diagnostic testing.

Jan 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

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