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Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling in the first ...
Nov 15, 2008 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: B.C., a 28-year-old white orthodontist at 32 weeks' gestation, comes to your office for a routine prenatal visit. She brings her two-year-old son, C.C., who is due for his well-child visit. B.C.'s previous pregnancy was uncomplicated, and she has been healthy during the current pregnancy.
What are the effects of treatments for unexplained recurrent miscarriage? What are the effects of treatments for recurrent miscarriage caused by antiphospholipid syndrome?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines on psychiatric medication used by women during pregnancy and lactation. The use of psychotropic medications in these women is a concern because of the risks of adverse perinatal and postnatal outcomes.
The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy has defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. A maternal blood pressur...
Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. Evidence-based practice guidelines are still being developed. Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. Periodontitis is associated with pre...
Feb 1, 2008 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Managing Herpes in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin to outline the spectrum of maternal and neonatal genital herpes infection and to provide guidelines on managing the infection during pregnancy.
Revised guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococci (GBS) disease were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2002. The CDC has since reviewe...
Second trimester pregnancy loss is uncommon, but it should be regarded as an important event in a woman's obstetric history. Fetal abnormalities, including chromosomal problems, and maternal anatomic factors, immunologic factors, infection, and thrombophilia should be considered; however, a cause-an...
Oct 15, 2007 Issue
ACOG Publishes Guidelines on Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations for screening and clinical management of hemoglobinopathies during pregnancy. The ACOG estimates that more than 270 million persons worldwide are heterozygous carriers of hereditary disorders of hemoglobin (Hb).