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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...
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.
Common skin conditions during pregnancy generally can be separated into three categories: hormone-related, preexisting, and pregnancy-specific. Normal hormone changes during pregnancy may cause benign skin conditions including striae gravidarum (stretch marks); hyperpigmentation (e.g., melasma); and...
Jan 1, 2007 Issue
ACOG Endorces Ultrasonography for Management of Alloimmunization [Practice Guidelines]
According to a practice bulletin by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), advances in ultrasonography have led to new methods of management of alloimmunization in pregnant women and may allow for a more thorough and less invasive workup with fewer maternal and fetal risks.
Dec 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care [Practice Guidelines]
Improving preconception health care can result in improved reproductive health outcomes and has the potential to reduce societal costs, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed recommendations for physicians and public health officials that aim to improve women’s healt...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an opinion statement on issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia, spon...
The quality and detail of ultrasonography has advanced to the point of providing easy-to-interpret, striking fetal images, especially with newer three-dimensional (static) and four-dimensional (real-time three-dimensional) imaging.
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Ectopic pregnancy is a high-risk condition that occurs in 1.9 percent of reported pregnancies. The condition is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester. If a woman of reproductive age presents with abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, syncope, or hypotension, the physician s...
Nov 1, 2005 Issue
ACOG Guidelines for Treating Prenatal Hemoglobinopathy [Practice Guidelines]
The Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on screening for and managing hemoglobinopathies during pregnancy.