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Importance of prenatal health Fetal development t Birth defects t Infant mortality t Maternal mortality t Snowball effects of maternal mortality t Delayed effects on child
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What is prenatal care? Care during pregnancy t Doctor visits (more for high risk or 35+) Once per month in first 6 months Every 2 weeks during 7 th and 8 th month Weekly in 9 th month t Includes Preventive care Counseling Screening for risks to maternal and fetal health.
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Preventive care Monitor medical conditions such as high blood pressure t Test for problems with the baby t Test for health problems in the woman such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia t Test for Rh-incompatiblity t Ultrasound (progress and due date)
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Counseling and Education Changes to expect in pregnancy t Diet, nutrition, supplements t Potential tetragens (substances that can cause birth defects) t Breast feeding t Birth t Sex during pregnancy t Domestic violence
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Screening
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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