Prenatal Care

Nov 15, 2005 Issue
Rash During Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

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

Nov 1, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy [Article]

Ectopic pregnancy is a high-risk condition that occurs in 1.9 percent of reported pregnancies. The condition is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester. If a woman of reproductive age presents with abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, syncope, or hypotension, the physician s...

Nov 1, 2005 Issue
ACOG Guidelines for Treating Prenatal Hemoglobinopathy [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on screening for and managing hemoglobinopathies during pregnancy.

Oct 1, 2005 Issue
Management of Spontaneous Abortion [Article]

Spontaneous abortion, which is the loss of a pregnancy without outside intervention before 20 weeks' gestation, affects up to 20 percent of recognized pregnancies. Spontaneous abortion can be subdivided into threatened abortion, inevitable abortion, incomplete abortion, missed abortion, septic abort...

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
Screening for Rh(D) Incompatibility: Recommended Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for Rh(D) incompatibility and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

Aug 1, 2005 Issue
ACOG Recommendations for Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring [Practice Guidelines]

A practice bulletin on fetal heart rate monitoring was recently released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics.

May 15, 2005 Issue
Management of Pregnancy Beyond 40 Weeks' Gestation [Article]

A post-term or prolonged pregnancy is one that reaches 42 weeks' gestation; approximately 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies are post-term. Studies have shown a reduction in the number of pregnancies considered post-term when early ultrasound dating is performed. Maternal and fetal risks increase with g...

Apr 15, 2005 Issue
Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part II. Third-Trimester Care and Prevention of Infectious Diseases [Article]

All pregnant women should be offered screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria, syphilis, rubella, and hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus infection early in pregnancy. Women at increased risk should be tested for hepatitis C infection, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. All women should be questioned ...

Apr 1, 2005 Issue
Evidence-Based Prenatal Care: Part I. General Prenatal Care and Counseling Issues [Article]

Effective prenatal care should integrate the best available evidence into a model of shared decision making. Pregnant women should be counseled about the risks of smoking and alcohol and drug use. Structured educational programs to promote breastfeeding are effective. Routine fetal heart auscultatio...

Apr 1, 2005 Issue
Pruritic Rash During Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

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

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