FP Essentials™

Maternity Care Update

Edition #467 | April 2018

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  • Describe the counseling of patients regarding preconception and reproductive care.
  • List common drugs that should be avoided in pregnancy.
  • Describe the components of routine prenatal care including evidence-based laboratory tests and screenings, determination of estimated due date, recommended vaccines, and appropriate timing of delivery.
  • Summarize updates in aneuploidy screening including appropriate use of cell-free fetal DNA testing.
  • Define, diagnose, and manage common conditions affecting pregnant patients including hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroidism, depression, and obesity.
  • Summarize changes in the labor curve, including new definitions of active labor, failed induction, first-stage arrest, and second-stage arrest.
  • Identify factors associated with the need for cesarean delivery and describe interventions to minimize the risks of cesarean delivery.
  • Identify common breastfeeding difficulties and complications.
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April 2018


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