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Perinatal (Overview)

Natal means birth. Since peri means around & not during birth, which the ob-gyn does(birth of baby), this refers to the care before the birth as well as the care after the birth of the baby.


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Risks of perinatal massage?

Risks of perinatal massage?

No: Massage during pregnancy is a great way to relief stress, help with aching joints, and relieve lower back pain. There are no risks to pre-natal massage, and a professional massage therapist should be knowledgeable about accupressure points that "may" stimulate labor. ...Read more

Perinatal (Overview)

Natal means birth. Since peri means around & not during birth, which the ob-gyn does(birth of baby), this refers to the care before the birth as well as the care after the birth of the baby.


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What is level 3 perinatal care?

What is level 3 perinatal care?

advanced care: A level iii perinatal care facility provides general, intermediate & specialty care for treatment of high risk pregnancies and neonatal problems. The hospital is usually required to have a number of different subspecialty services and technical services available. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: perinatal?

What is the definition or description of: perinatal?

Around Birth: Natal means birth. Since peri means around & not during birth, which the ob-gyn does(birth of baby), this refers to the care before the birth as well as the care after the birth of the baby. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the terms, antanatal, prenatal, and perinatal?

What is the difference between the terms, antanatal, prenatal, and perinatal?

Confusing: Antenatal = events occurring during pregnancy but before birth ('antenatal testing') prenatal = same as antenatal basically ('prenatal vitamins') perinatal = basically the same as above as well, with some overlap with 'postnatal' (perinatal ultrasound). ...Read more

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How do you prevent perinatal transmission of HIV to the baby?

How do you prevent perinatal transmission of HIV to the baby?

Antiviral prophylaxi: Generally mothers with HIV are treated with antiretroviral medication to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus to the fetus or the newborn. This is not 100% effective but has lowered the infection rate dramatically. ...Read more

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Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more

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What is the clinical difference between maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal-perinatal medicine?

What is the clinical difference between maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal-perinatal medicine?

Ob vs. neonatology.: Mfm is a subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology and deals with both fetal and maternal pathology. Perinatal/neonatal medicine is a descriptive term for both mfm and neonatologists (subspecialists of pediatrics). ...Read more

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What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

Where?: With use of the vaccine there is marked reduction in the incidence of chronic hep b carriage which is generally how perinatal transfer occurs. In taiwan, for example, the rate has fallen dramatically. In third world countries it remains inordinately high since access to the vaccine or acceptability by the population is reduced. Check the who web site for exact percentages by country. ...Read more

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Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Babyaa 7wks 4days visible gestational sac and fetal pole, no yolk sac heartbeat. Babybb 9wks 4days alive. Could ob/gyn and perinatal ob tested early?

Doubtful: Usually when twin pregnancies occur fertilization happens at approximately the same time. The growth should be very consistent with each other. It appears that baby a will not continue to grow. I'm sorry. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is 26 weeks pregnant and in early labor. The doctor here wants to send here 3 hours away to a perinetal center. I don’t even know what that is. Should he?

My girlfriend is 26 weeks pregnant and in early labor. The doctor here wants to send here 3 hours away to a perinetal center. I don’t even know what that is. Should he?

YES: A perinatal center is a high risk pregnancy hospital where there is care for a baby if born early. 26 weeks is way too early and the risks to mom and baby are high. Go to the perinatal center. Your doctor is doing the right thing. ...Read more