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Dr. Glenn Bankert
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Routine Prenatal Care (Overview)

Routine prenatal care is professional medical care provided to a woman throughout a normal pregnancy. It must meet accepted standards and practices as established by appropriate accrediting bodies and implies regular medical visits and complete compliance by the patient.


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What is the definition or description of: routine prenatal care?

What is the definition or description of: routine prenatal care?

Pregnancy care: Routine prenatal care is professional medical care provided to a woman throughout a normal pregnancy. It must meet accepted standards and practices as established by appropriate accrediting bodies and implies regular medical visits and complete compliance by the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Bankert
18 doctors shared insights

Routine Prenatal Care (Overview)

Routine prenatal care is professional medical care provided to a woman throughout a normal pregnancy. It must meet accepted standards and practices as established by appropriate accrediting bodies and implies regular medical visits and complete compliance by the patient.


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Is it possible to know the date a woman conceived, when they go in for the start of prenatal care?

Is it possible to know the date a woman conceived, when they go in for the start of prenatal care?

We can estimate: Conception is normally about two weeks after the start of a period. If an ultrasound is performed early in pregnancy the date of conception may be estimated as two weeks. For example if the ultrasound says that the pregnancy is 8 weeks along, conception could be estimated 6 weeks earlier. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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What is prenatal care like?

What is prenatal care like?

Prenatal care: Prenatal care is seeing a nurse practitioner or physician during a pregnancy monthly until about 36 weeks gestation then weekly if there are no medical issues. Weight gain, BP check, fetal heart rate and any maternal concerns are discussed at each visit. A sonogram may be done to see if the fetus is growing properly. Blood work is usually done the first visit and culture for gbs at 36 weeks. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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What are some prenatal care obstacles?

Prenatal Care: Some females may be unaware of the need for prenatal care. Some may live in rural areas and have difficulty accessing care. Some females don't obtain care in a timely manner as they are not aware they are pregnant. Transportation can be an issue. Some areas offer free prenatal services for women who are impoverished. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I don't get prenatal care?

Is it okay if I don't get prenatal care?

Ok if you don't mind: dying from preventable short- or long-term avoidable complications, or have serious fetal problems go untreated, which otherwise can cause fetal death. The serious complication and death rate for pregnancy has decreased enormously in the past century because of huge breakthroughs in prenatal care. You are entitled to choose 17th century prenatal care, but I personally would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What are some of the obstacles to good prenatal care in rural country?

What are some of the obstacles to good prenatal care in rural country?

Availability: The biggest obstacle is availability of board-certified physicians. You also need a certified hospital, obstetrically trained staff, 24/7 anesthesia & surgical services, and neonatal services. Without the above it's difficult to provide quality & safe care & many women have to travel far to reach specialty care. Even in low-risk patients, complications occur unexpectedly & a doc better be ready. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests are involved with prenatal care? I'm just starting prenatal care and am wondering what kinds of tests i will have to do? .

What kinds of tests are involved with prenatal care? I'm just starting prenatal care and am wondering what kinds of tests i will have to do?

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Many: Every pregnant woman will be screened for blood type/screen, anemia, kidney function, diabetes, gbs, rubella, and stds (gonorrhea, chlamydia, hiv, hep b, syphilis). You will also undergo screening for fetal ntds and chromosomal abnormalities. Your urine will be checked for infection and an ultrasound will be performed to evaluate your baby. These are the main "tests" that you will undergo. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Prenatal Care (Definition)

Prenatal care refers to the recommended medical care to be received while a woman is pregnant, leading ...Read more