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Prenatal Care

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy [Article]

Learn how to tell if elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, or preeclampsia; how to manage each of these conditions; and when labor should be induced.


Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Nurse home visits for pregnant adolescents seem to improve resource utilization and prenatal clinic visit show rates.


Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Calcium Supplementation for Preventing Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]

High-dose calcium supplementation (i.e., at least 1,000 mg per day) during pregnancy reduces the risk of developing hypertension and preeclampsia. The most significant risk reduction occurs in women at risk of hypertensive disorders and those with low-calcium diets.


Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

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


Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Late Presentation to Prenatal Care [Curbside Consultation]

Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and economic well-being.


Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

A multimicronutrient supplement is an oral tablet containing the recommended daily allowance of several vitamins and minerals. The World Health Organization does not recommend multimicronutrient supplementation because of the potential for increased neonatal mortality in some situations.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Options for Women with Unintended Pregnancy [Article]

Learn about resources for counseling women with unwanted, unplanned, or mistimed pregnancies, and find out about the latest evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of medical vs. surgical abortion, and what the physician’s responsibilities are when exercising conscientious refusal.


Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Exercise and Pregnancy Loss [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week (including low-intensity and high-intensity aerobics, jogging, cycling, and swimming) is not associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first to mid-second trimesters. Patients may continue bending and lifting at work, because these ...


Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Magnesium Sulfate for Prevention of Preterm Birth [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Magnesium sulfate does not delay delivery when used in patients with preterm labor. Although magnesium sulfate is not associated with any serious adverse maternal outcomes, it may be associated with an increase in total fetal, neonatal, and infant mortality.


Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality from Preeclampsia: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in women who are at high risk of preeclampsia.


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