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Prenatal Care

Oct 1, 2004 Issue
Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy [Article]

Trauma is the most common cause of nonobstetric death among pregnant women in the United States. Motor vehicle crashes, domestic violence, and falls are the most common causes of blunt trauma during pregnancy. All pregnant patients with traumatic injury should be assessed formally in a medical setti...


Jul 1, 2003 Issue
Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy [Article]

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as 'morning sickness,' affects approximately 80 percent of pregnant women. Although several theories have been proposed, the exact cause remains unclear. Recent research has implicated Helicobacter pylori as one possible cause. Nausea and vomiting of ...


Jul 1, 2003 Issue
Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy? What are the effects of treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum?


Jun 15, 2003 Issue
Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy [Article]

Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of the fetus. Beca...


Aug 15, 2002 Issue
Benefits and Risks of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy [Article]

Traditionally, psychiatric medications were withheld during pregnancy because of fear of teratogenic and other effects. The emergence of evidence of the safety of most commonly used psychiatric medications, the availability of this information in the form of online databases, and the documentation o...


Jul 15, 2002 Issue
ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia. [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.


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...


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