Prenatal Care

Dec 15, 2007 Issue
CDC Evaluates the Effect of Revised Guidelines on the Prevention of Group B Streptococci Disease [Practice Guidelines]

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...

Nov 1, 2007 Issue
Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss [Article]

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).

Sep 1, 2007 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.

Aug 15, 2007 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on the Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]

New guidelines on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Aug 1, 2007 Issue
Recommendations for Preconception Care [Article]

Every woman of reproductive age who is capable of becoming pregnant is a candidate for preconception care, regardless of whether she is planning to conceive. Preconception care is aimed at identifying and modifying biomedical, behavioral, and social risks through preventive and management interventi...

Jul 15, 2007 Issue
Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy [Article]

Many sexually transmitted infections are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends screening all pregnant women for human immunodeficiency virus infection as early as possible. Treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy can reduce ...

Apr 15, 2007 Issue
Late Pregnancy Bleeding [Article]

Effective management of vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy requires recognition of potentially serious conditions, including placenta previa, placental abruption, and vasa previa. Placenta previa is commonly diagnosed on routine ultrasonography before 20 weeks' gestation, but in nearly 90 percent of...

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
AGA Releases Position Statement on Gastrointestinal Medication Use During Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement on gastrointestinal medication use in pregnant women. Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disease in pregnant women can be difficult, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifications are not necessarily based on clinical experience or current literature.

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