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Prenatal Care

Jun 15, 2002 Issue
Preconception Health Care [Article]

Appropriate preconception health care improves pregnancy outcomes. When started at least one month before conception, folic acid supplements can prevent neural tube defects. Targeted genetic screening and counseling should be offered on the basis of age, ethnic background, or family history. Before ...


May 15, 2002 Issue
ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]

Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.


Mar 1, 2002 Issue
Maternal Serum Triple Analyte Screening in Pregnancy [Article]

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it has become standard in prenatal care to offer screening tests for neural tube defects and genetic abnormalities. There have been some changes in the recommended method of prenatal screening over the past few years, and research...


Jan 15, 2002 Issue
Genitourinary Infections and Their Association with Preterm Labor [Article]

Genitourinary tract infections are one cause of preterm delivery. Prematurity is one of the leading causes of perinatal mortality in the United States. Uterine contractions may be induced by cytokines and prostaglandins, which are released by microorganisms. Asymptomatic bacteriuria, gonococcal cerv...


Jul 1, 2001 Issue
ACOG Issues Guidelines on Fetal Macrosomia [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new clinical management guidelines on fetal macrosomia. The term fetal macrosomia implies fetal growth beyond a specific weight, regardless of the fetal gestational age.


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...


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