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    Prenatal Care

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Note: This topic collection does not include Labor and Delivery topics. See separate topic collection on Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues.
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    Overview
    Feb 15, 2022 Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Feb 15, 2022 Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Oct 01, 2020 Pregnancy Myths and Practical Tips   CME   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2020 Fetal Aneuploidy: Screening and Diagnostic Testing   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2018 The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems
    Sep 15, 2016 AAFP Releases Position Paper on Preconception Care [Practice Guidelines]
    Apr 01, 2016 Impact of Antenatal Dietary Education and Supplementation on Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jan 15, 2016 Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jan 15, 2016 Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Feb 01, 2014 Update on Prenatal Care
    Oct 15, 2013 Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2009 Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis   PtEd   Tool
    Complications and Special Situations
    Sep 15, 2022 Predicting and Preventing Preterm Birth: Recommendations From ACOG [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Nov 15, 2021 Fetal Growth Restriction Before and After Birth   CME   Alg
    Sep 15, 2019 Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Sep 15, 2019 Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Mar 01, 2019 Metformin for Improving Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Pregnant Women Who Are Obese [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 01, 2016 Home Visits for Pregnant Adolescents [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Sep 01, 2015 Late Presentation to Prenatal Care [Curbside Consultation]
    Apr 15, 2015 Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy [Curbside Consultation]
    Apr 15, 2015 Options for Women with Unintended Pregnancy   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2014 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
    Nov 15, 2010 Caring for Pregnant Women and Newborns with Hepatitis B or C
    Apr 01, 2010 ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 15, 2008 Recurrent Miscarriage [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

    Hypertensive and Thrombotic Disorders

    Jul 15, 2022 Does Exercise During Pregnancy Decrease the Risk of Developing Hypertensive Disorders? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Apr 15, 2022 Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Dec 15, 2019 Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin [Practice Guidelines]
    Nov 15, 2019 Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2019 Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Mild to Moderate Hypertension During Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jan 15, 2018 Screening for Preeclampsia [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jan 15, 2018 Screening for Preeclampsia: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Mar 15, 2017 NPMS Releases Consensus Statement on Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2016 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy   Alg   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2015 Calcium Supplementation for Preventing Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 01, 2011 Magnesium Sulfate and Other Anticonvulsants for Women with Preeclampsia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    May 15, 2009 Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Jun 15, 2008 Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy   Alg

    Pregnancy Loss

    May 15, 2022 Does Performing Dating Ultrasonography Before a First-Trimester Uterine Evacuation Improve Outcomes or Safety? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Apr 15, 2021 Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion   CME   DDx
    Sep 01, 2019 Treatment of Threatened Miscarriage with Progestogens [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2019 Preventing Spontaneous Abortion with Progestin Therapy [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Feb 01, 2017 Physician's Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss [Close-ups]
    Apr 01, 2015 Exercise and Pregnancy Loss [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Apr 01, 2014 Misoprostol for Incomplete First Trimester Miscarriage [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2011 Office Management of Early Pregnancy Loss   Alg   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2011 Management Options for Early Incomplete Miscarriage [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2007 Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss   PtEd

    Ectopic Pregnancy

    May 15, 2020 Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management   Alg   DDx   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2013 Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

    Vaginal Bleeding

    Feb 01, 2019 First Trimester Bleeding: Evaluation and Management   Alg   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2007 Late Pregnancy Bleeding   Alg

    Post-term Pregnancy

    Jan 01, 2017 Membrane Sweeping to Decrease Rates of Postdate Induction [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Aug 01, 2014 Common Questions About Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancy   Alg   PtEd

    Gestational Diabetes

    Apr 01, 2015 Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus   Alg
    Dec 01, 2014 Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Sep 15, 2014 ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

    Trauma

    Nov 15, 2014 Trauma in Pregnancy: Assessment, Management, and Prevention   Alg   PtEd

    Group B Streptococcal Infection

    Nov 15, 2014 Self-Administered GBS Testing in Pregnant Women [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jul 01, 2012 Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Updated CDC Guideline   Alg   PtEd
    Editorials and Letters
    May 15, 2022 Credentialing Family Physicians Who Provide Maternity Care [Editorials]   FREE
    Aug 15, 2020 Immunizations in Pregnancy: Updated Recommendations [Editorials]
    Sep 15, 2019 Can We Prevent Perinatal Depression in the Primary Care Office? [Editorials]
    May 01, 2018 Obesity in Pregnancy: Risks and Management [Editorials]
    Jul 01, 2016 FDA Implements New Labeling for Medications Used During Pregnancy and Lactation [Editorials]
    Mar 01, 2014 Screening for Gestational Diabetes Should Be a Shared Decision [Letters to the Editor]
    May 15, 2006 Use of Mifepristone for Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy [Letters to the Editor]
    Sep 15, 2003 Management of Labor Pain: Promoting Patient Choice [Editorials]
    Jun 15, 2003 Information on Medication Use in Pregnancy [Editorials]
    General Prenatal Issues
    Dec 15, 2010 Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Dec 15, 2010 Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Sep 01, 2010 Health Effects of Prenatal Radiation Exposure   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2008 Oral Health During Pregnancy
    Oct 15, 2007 Predicting the Likelihood of Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Jan 15, 2007 Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy
    Dec 01, 2006 CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 01, 2005 Nonmedical Ultrasonography During Pregnancy [Curbside Consultation]
    Jul 15, 2003 Vaccinations in Pregnancy
    Oct 01, 2002 Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support Person Affect Maternal-Child Outcomes? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 15, 1998 Exercise During Pregnancy   PtEd
    Prenatal Screening
    Dec 15, 2021 Screening for Gestational Diabetes [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Jul 15, 2009 Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jan 15, 2009 Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis   PtEd   Tool
    Dec 15, 2008 Screening for Chlamydial Infection [Putting Prevention into Practice An Evidence-Based Approach]
    Nov 15, 2008 Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Dec 15, 2000 ACOG Addresses Psychosocial Screening in Pregnant Women [Practice Guidelines]
    Medication Safety
    Jan 01, 2020 Antepartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 01, 2017 Vitamin E in Pregnancy [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Aug 01, 2015 Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Oct 15, 2014 Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy   PtEd
    May 15, 2011 Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Apr 15, 2020 Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2019 Bleeding in Early Pregnancy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2016 High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2015 Options for Unintended Pregnancy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Nov 15, 2014 Car Safety During Pregnancy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jul 01, 2011 Common Treatments for Miscarriage [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Hyperemesis
    Sep 15, 2015 Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Jun 15, 2014 Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy   Alg   DDx
    Nov 15, 2011 Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Infections
    Jul 01, 2012 Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Updated CDC Guideline   Alg   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2012 Treatment of HSV Infection in Late Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jul 15, 2007 Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2007 Pregnant Physicians and Infectious Disease Risk [Curbside Consultation]
    Nov 01, 2005 Antiviral Agents for Pregnant Women with Genital Herpes [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Mar 15, 2002 Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2000 Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy   PtEd
    Breastfeeding
    May 15, 2010 Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    May 15, 2010 Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jul 15, 2008 Strategies for Breastfeeding Success   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Why Can't I Get My Patients to Exclusively Breastfeed Their Babies? [Curbside Consultation]
    Sep 15, 2001 Initial Management of Breastfeeding   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2000 Promoting and Supporting Breast-Feeding   PtEd

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