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A clear, concise, well-documented prenatal record contributes to the quality of this process and facilitates communication among all members of the health care team. Not an ACOG member?
Unfortunately, most physicians are poorly trained in assessing nutritional needs. Current practice is to copy the patient’s paper chart at various times during the pregnancy as at 28 antepzrtum and at 36 weeks of completed gestationand transport the copies of the chart to the hospital the patient intends to use for delivery.
The Prenatal Record and the Initial Prenatal Visit | GLOWM
Personal tools Log in. Certain infections increase the risk of preterm delivery, congenital anomalies, and delivery complications. The major disadvantage of individually developed record systems is that they often are not updated regularly as prenatal care practices change. This visit establishes anteparutm foundation for the physician—patient relationship, particularly when the patient antepadtum new to the physician.
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Current practice is to copy the paper chart at various times during the pregnancy as at 28 weeks and at 36 weeks of completed gestationand transport the copies of the chart to the hospital the patient intends to use for delivery.
At each prenatal visit, a series of standard measurements is performed. The prenatal record and the initial prenatal evaluation are so closely linked that they must be discussed together. The first ultrasound in the pregnancy is the most accurate for dating purposes and should be used when establishing EDD.
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Menstrual History The first important historical information that obstetricians usually gather is the date of the first day of the last menstrual period LMP. Caring for Our Future: Critical data include EGA at the initiation of care and number of visits.
Marked scoliosis may increase symptoms of back problems throughout the pregnancy as well as increase the risk of bony pelvis abnormalities. Demographic Information Basic demographic information includes the patient’s self-identified ethnicity, religious preference, educational background, age, and contact information. Good prenatal care depends on many factors but clearly is facilitated by a good prenatal record.
The first important historical information that obstetricians usually gather is the date of the first day of the last menstrual period LMP. Assessments for gonorrhea and chlamydia are recommended by many clinicians. A cardiac examination for murmurs or arrhythmia is important to rule out an acquired cardiac problem e.
One recent addition to the initial laboratory testing is the universal offering of human immunodeficiency virus HIV screening for all pregnant women.
Referral to appropriate personnel for nutrition assessment and recommendations should be considered if there is concern about the nutritional status of the patient at the initial visit. Women’s Health Care Physicians. The timing of the initial ultrasound in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy should be early enough to allow confirmation of gestational dating 20 weeks but late enough to do a basic anatomy screen 16 weeks. These questions are covered the in ACOG prenatal record system, which lists specific screening criteria Fig.
Screening for depression in pregnancy: Some record systems include a specific section for re-evaluating the EDD based on LMP, clinical estimators of gestational age, and ultrasound information Fig.
As additional information is gathered from ongoing prenatal visits and laboratory evaluation, risk assessment, education plans, and management plans should be reviewed and updated as necessary.
As regionalization of perinatal care developed in the s, risk assessment was introduced as part of prenatal evaluation. Obstetric patients must have a complete summary of antepartum care available for all care providers and for labor and delivery staff.
During the 40 weeks of a typical pregnancy duration, the patient will have an initial History and Physical Examination, followed by repetitive office visits with multiple laboratory studies, imaging usually ultrasound studies, and serial physical examinations with recordings of vital signs, fundal height, and the fetal heart rate. However, this brief, simple examination can be performed at the initial visit or be delayed until closer to delivery.
Many offices and institutions develop their own prenatal record forms to fit the special needs and interests of the physicians using them. This can be beneficial in the event of medical or legal questions regarding the care provided.
Should the patient arrive prior to the chart copy arriving, or if the chart or information within the chart is missing on presentation of the patient to Labor and Delivery a frequent occurrencethe staff or clinicians repeat laboratory or imaging studies.