Prenatal Care

Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Mild to Moderate Hypertension During Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension (defined by the authors as a blood pressure of 140 to 169 mm Hg systolic or 90 to 109 mm Hg diastolic) caused by chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia during pregnancy does not affect any pregnancy outcomes.

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Interpregnancy Care: Guidelines from ACOG and SMFM [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have published guidelines focusing on interpregnancy care to improve outcomes of future pregnancies and the overall health of women, regardless of their future pregnancy plans.

Apr 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Syphilis In Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women.

Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Metformin for Improving Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Pregnant Women Who Are Obese [Medicine by the Numbers]

This meta-analysis showed no clear benefit for metformin in reducing the risk of large for gestational age infants. Additionally, there was no difference in important secondary outcomes such as gestational diabetes, hypertensive disease in pregnancy, shoulder dystocia, advanced perineal lacerations,...

Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Otalgia, Preeclampsia, Latent Tuberculosis, Pityriasis Rosea, Extremity Pain [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
First Trimester Bleeding: Evaluation and Management [Article]

The differential diagnosis includes threatened abortion, early pregnancy loss, and ectopic pregnancy. Guidelines are available to decrease the likelihood of falsely diagnosing a nonviable pregnancy and of intervening in a desired viable pregnancy. Find out which patients can be managed expectantly and which ones should be treated medically or surgically.

Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Nausea in Pregnancy, Knee Osteoarthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Shingles [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Nov 1, 2018 Issue
The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems [Article]

Physiologic changes in pregnancy lead to predictable problems, such as musculoskeletal aches and pains, nasal congestion, and nausea. Some problems are unrelated to the pregnancy but require special considerations because of fetal or maternal risk. The decision of whether and how to treat is based on benefits vs. potential harms and should involve shared decision making.

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.

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