Prenatal Care

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.

Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation.

Nov 15, 2014 Issue
Trauma in Pregnancy: Assessment, Management, and Prevention [Article]

Learn about the most common injuries, evaluation methods, how to manage minor and major trauma, and how to prevent injury from motor vehicle crashes and intimate partner violence.

Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy [Article]

Pregnant women commonly ask their physicians about taking over-the-counter medications. Find out which medications are most likely safe, and which should be avoided if possible.

Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Aspirin in Low Doses Decreases Preeclampsia Risk [POEMs]

Low-dose aspirin—ranging from 60 to 100 mg per day—beginning as early as the second trimester decreases the risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth, and intrauterine growth retardation in women who are at high risk of preeclampsia. No harms to the mother or newborn were identified in the studies.

Aug 1, 2014 Issue
Common Questions About Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancy [Article]

Induction at 41 weeks’ gestation can lead to small decreases in some risks; however, the risks of expectant management are low until 42 week’s gestation. Learn the benefits vs. risks associated with each option.

Jul 1, 2014 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy [Article]

Find out how to recognize symptoms, such as bleeding and abdominal pain, and how to discuss with patients the risks and benefits of medical, surgical, or expectant management.

Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy [Article]

Which treatments are supported by evidence, and when is it appropriate to initiate pharmacologic therapy if nonpharmacologic options are ineffective?

Apr 1, 2014 Issue
Misoprostol for Incomplete First Trimester Miscarriage [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Misoprostol, administered by various routes, is as effective as expectant management and nearly as effective as uterine aspiration. All three options have high success rates for completing miscarriage. Women treated with misoprostol had higher rates of nausea, prolonged bleeding, and unplanned surge...

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