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Content of prenatal care during the initial workup.

Authors
  • Peoples-Sheps, M D
  • Hogan, V K
  • Ng'andu, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
174
Issue
1 Pt 1
Pages
220–226
Identifiers
PMID: 8572011
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study suggests that adherence to such long-standing prenatal care practices as physical examination, history taking, and some laboratory tests was high. But the components of prenatal care recommended by the expert panel to ensure behavioral risk assessments and health promotion and education early in pregnancy were provided at lower and more variable rates. Use of preconceptional care was also low. Further research into the use and content of care before and during pregnancy is required to understand variations in practice patterns and levels of adherence to recommendations on the content of care.

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