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  Prenatal care - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prenatal care refers to the medical care recommended for women before and during pregnancy.
The aim of good prenatal care is to detect any potential problems early, to prevent them if possible (through recommendations on adequate nutrition, exercise, vitamin intake etc), and to direct the woman to appropriate specialists, hospitals, etc. if necessary.
The availability of routine prenatal care has played a part in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth weight, and other preventable infant problems in the developed world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prenatal_care   (466 words)

 Prenatal diagnosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prenatal diagnosis is the diagnosis of disease or condition in a fetus or embryo before it is born.
The type of prenatal diagnosis done depends on the situation of the parents.
If abortion isn't an option for a particular couple (because of their own beliefs), invasive prenatal diagnosis of such a condition is unhelpful as the test puts the child at risk, and knowing the result doesn't help the child.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prenatal_diagnosis   (1254 words)

 Prenatal Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prenatal care means health care during your pregnancy before your baby is born.
Prenatal care is important because, by seeing you regularly, your health care provider has the chance to find problems early so that they can be treated as soon as possible.
Many studies have shown that early and regular prenatal care is important for the health of both mothers and their babies.
www.4woman.gov /faq/prenatal.htm   (1590 words)

 Prenatal diagnosis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The aim is to detect (A defect that is present at birth) birth defects such as (additional info and facts about neural tube problems) neural tube problems, chromosomal abnormalities and other conditions to prepare the parents for the birth.
Both (additional info and facts about false positive) false positives and (additional info and facts about false negative) false negatives will have a large impact to a couple when they are told the result, or when the child is born.
Embroscopy and (Prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood) fetoscopy - These involve putting a probe into a women's uterus to observe (with a video camera), or to sample blood or tissue from the baby.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/prenatal_diagnosis.htm   (882 words)

 Picture Perfect: The Politics of Prenatal Testing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prenatal diagnosis may be a routine procedure, but it raises a number of troubling issues.
Prenatal ultrasound is primarily used to verify conditions that the doctor or patient already suspects: it double-checks a diagnosis of pregnancy, establishes the age of the fetus, and confirms conditions- such as ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, or fetal death-that the doctor has deduced from the patient's symptoms or the results of a physical examination.
Anecdotal evidence gives cause for concern: in one study of seventy-three parents-to-be undergoing prenatal screening, 30 percent said they thought screening might encourage negative attitudes toward the disabled; half thought that mothers of disabled children would be blamed for their failure to undergo screening or have abortions.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9304/kristol.html   (5515 words)

 Ease your aches and pains with prenatal massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage — to relax tense muscles, ease sore trouble spots, increase circulation and mobility, help you sleep better, and just make you feel good — but it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women.
Prenatal massage therapists are trained to understand the changes a woman's body goes through and adjust the massage accordingly.
My first thought when considering prenatal massage was "How the heck can I lie on the table?" Lying on my stomach was totally out of the question, and most practitioners recommend that you don't lie flat on your back after the fourth month of pregnancy.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/pregnancy/prenatalhealth/11931.html?adcode=YHO:EDI:REL:WK13   (1347 words)

This time of rapid growth and development of the baby determines whether or not the developmental potential the child has is met, not only as a baby but, for the rest of his or her life.
However, most of the prenatal vitamins that are prescribed fall short in the form and amount of many minerals and vitamins that are needed.
The prenatal period is the most important period of time for the physical development of a human being.
www.mdschoice.com /text/topical/prenatal.htm   (602 words)

 Prenatal Care - Adoption Encyclopedia
There are several reasons women avoid prenatal care in the first trimester, including denial of the pregnancy and a conscious or unconscious desire to carry the fetus to term-a desire that is easier to realize if no one except the woman is aware of the pregnancy in the early months.
The lack of prenatal care contributes to the high rate of infant mortality in the United States.
It is very important for every woman to see a physician for appropriate testing and care as soon as she suspects she may be pregnant.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/prenatal-care/287/1.html   (281 words)

 Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Early and adequate prenatal care provides a means to identify mothers at risk of delivering a preterm or growth-retarded infant and to provide an array of available medical, nutritional, and educational interventions.
Women with prenatal care were less likely to have preterm birth, low birthweight babies and fewer neonatal hospital stays than women who did not receive any prenatal care.
The figure for prenatal care shows that the proportion of women accessing timely prenatal care had a median performance of 87% from 1996 to 2000.
www.ncqa.org /somc2001/prenatal/somc_2001_ppc.html   (1698 words)

 Prenatal Tests
Prenatal tests can serve a useful function in terms of identifying - and sometimes treating - health problems that could endanger both you and your unborn child.
Prenatal testing is further complicated by the fact that approximately 250 birth defects can be diagnosed in a fetus - many more than can be treated or cured.
Prenatal tests also can determine things about the fetus' health, including whether it's one of the 2% to 3% of babies in the United States that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says have major congenital birth defects.
kidshealth.org /parent/pregnancy_newborn/pregnancy/prenatal_tests.html   (3910 words)

 prenatal care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prenatal care is important for all women because it can help to identify conditions in the woman and/or fetus that may jeopardize the pregnancy.
Prenatal care is especially important for the African American woman.
If it is unclear when your last period was or if you conceived while on birth control, your doctor may do an ultrasound early in pregnancy (first trimester) to accurately determine the gestational age of the pregnancy.
www.blackwomenshealth.com /prenatal%20care.htm   (1444 words)

 From Heartbeat to Steady Beat: Research Findings on the Musical Development of Children from Before Birth through Age ...
However, in light of the fact that studies regarding the effect of prenatal music stimulation are few, I found the results interesting and worth including.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of systematic prenatal musical stimulation by observing musical behaviors exhibited between birth and six years of age.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Firstart prenatal stimulation method, which attempts to "advance the intellectual and physical development of the fetus by means of musical stimuli" (Lafuente et al., 1997, p.
www.menc.org /publication/books/heartbeat/Chapter1.html   (1324 words)

 The Body: Prenatal Discussion of HIV Testing and Maternal HIV Testing -- 14 States, 1996-1997
Mothers who received any prenatal care and responded to the provider test discussion question were included in the analysis (n=17,354 [97.4%] in 1996; n=19,693 [98.1%] in 1997).
During 1997, the state-specific proportion of mothers who recalled discussing HIV testing with their prenatal health-care provider ranged from 63.4% (Maine) to 86.7% (North Carolina), and the proportion of mothers who recalled being tested ranged from 58.0% (Oklahoma) to 80.7% (Florida) (Figure 1).
Data from PRAMS suggest that physician practices regarding prenatal HIV testing discussions and prenatal maternal HIV testing may be influenced by state-specific variations in HIV seroprevalence rates among childbearing women and physician perceptions of maternal HIV risk factors.
www.thebody.com /cdc/prenatal/prenatal.html   (1510 words)

 Child Trends DataBank - Late or No Prenatal Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prenatal visits are important for the health of both the infant and the mother.
Mothers who do not receive prenatal are three times more likely to give birth to a low weight baby and their baby is five times more likely to die.
Late or no prenatal care is the percentage of births that occurred to mothers who reported receiving prenatal care only in the third trimester of their pregnancy, or reported receiving no prenatal care on their child's birth certificate.
www.childtrendsdatabank.org /indicators/25prenatalcare.cfm   (1013 words)

 wprc.org | westside pregnancy resource center | Finding Prenatal Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He or she will measure the baby's growth, listen to the fetal heartbeat, monitor your weight gain, prescribe prenatal vitamins, watch for any warning signs, as well as a host of other important medical tasks.
Prenatal care is the best way to assure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
For a referral for prenatal care contact us at the center at (310) 581-1140.
www.wprc.org /prenatalcare.phtml   (174 words)

 Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health: Prenatal care
Prenatal care is that health care given to a pregnant woman and to the developing fetus until the time of delivery.
Practitioners of prenatal care need to be aware of the possibility of domestic abuse, since such violence may begin with a pregnancy.
The first prenatal visit is usually the longest, as it includes a complete health history, physical examination (including pelvic and bimanual exams), and blood and urine testing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_gGENH/is_/ai_2699003637   (1354 words)

 Prenatal definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Prenatal care is the regular health care women should receive during pregnancy from an obstetrician or midwife.
Prenatal development is the growth and development of a single-celled zygote formed by the combination of a sperm and an egg into a baby.
Prenatal diagnosis is diagnosis before birth by techniques such as ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and amniocentesis.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10694   (217 words)

 Prescription Prenatal Vitamins
Prescription prenatal vitamins have more folic acid, iron, and calcium than the usual daily vitamin supplement.
The reason a prescription is needed for these higher folate prenatal vitamins is that the extra folic acid could possibly mask anemia caused by a rare disease that leads to deficiency of vitamin B12.
Prenate Elite is smaller and film-coated to minimize smell and taste.
www.drspock.com /article/0,1510,11166,00.html   (333 words)

 prenatal massage - Holistic Junction
Prenatal Massage is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is geared to meet the unique needs of the pregnant woman.
Prenatal massage is usually begun during the 2nd and/or third trimesters of pregnancy.
While lying on her side, a pregnant woman can be massaged on her side, in a semi-reclining position, and even on her belly, with the use of a specially-designed pillow.
www.holisticjunction.com /categories/prenatal-massage.html   (207 words)

 Determigene | Prenatal DNA paternity testing on an unborn baby amniocentesis cvs
Now, one of the fastest growing areas of paternity testing is prenatal DNA testing.
While it has been possible for many years to perform a prenatal test for paternity, it has not been routinely done because of the small risk to the fetus and the long turn around time (six to eight weeks).
The results of a Prenatal DNA Test are court admissable as long as all of the samples are collected by a qualified collection facility.
www.determigene.com /detail_prenatal.asp   (360 words)

 Prenatal Vitamins Sources at Findsupplements.com
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www.findsupplements.com /prenatal_vitamins_g.html   (539 words)

 see Prenatal Yoga video instruction for pregnancy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The prenatal yoga video really taught me ways to modify poses for when I am in non prenatal yoga classes.
The prenatal yoga video has gentle music in the background and a visually appealing backdrop for the class.
This session is presented with a backdrop class (consisting of women in various stages of their pregnancies) that demonstrates modified and more challenging options to each prenatal yoga pose.
www.aboutyoga.com /prenatalyoga.htm   (295 words)

 Prenatal Vitamins
A prenatal supplement is a multivitamin you take daily to increase your nutritional intake of vitamins and minerals important to you and your baby during pregnancy.
As a general rule, most prenatal supplements contain a greater amount of folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard multivitamin.
prenatal vitamins needed by humans are divided into two categories: water-soluble vitamins (the B vitamins and vitamin C) and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K).
www.ethicalvitamins.co.uk /prenatal_vitamin.htm   (875 words)

 eMedicine - Prenatal Nutrition : Article by Dominic Marchiano, MD
Recommendations for prenatal nutrition have traditionally been directed at 2 clinical arenas, weight gain in pregnancy and dietary intake in pregnancy.
Prenatal vitamins are not otherwise necessary for every patient; however, these supplements are routinely prescribed to most patients for various important reasons.
Many patients are uncomfortable with the idea of foregoing prenatal vitamins and are reassured by their prescription.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3234.htm   (4065 words)

 Prenatal stimulation allows communicating with babies in uterus.
Interest in prenatal stimulation has grown steadily as research results show that babies stimulated by methods such as singing and talking while still in the womb tend to exhibit accelerated visual, linguistic and motor development.
is based on the largest prenatal and postnatal stimulation research to date (around 700 families) and takes a comprehensive approach to prenatal parenting that optimizes the emotional as well as physical well-being of both mother and child.
Although research in prenatal stimulation show that stimulated babies tend to exhibit accelerated visual, linguistic, and motor development as well as higher intelligence and creativity, it is important to emphasize the benefits of prenatal stimulation for building healthy and loving parent-child relationships.
www.2bparent.com /prenatallearning.htm   (269 words)

 Maryland Center for Maternal and Child Health - Prenatal Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The earlier you start prenatal care, the earlier you and your provider can start you on a healthy routine for you and your baby.
Women who start prenatal visits during the first 3 months of pregnancy have fewer problems with their pregnancy and have healthier babies.
During your first prenatal visit, your provider, usually a physician or nurse midwife, will be taking a complete medical and famly history.
www.fha.state.md.us /mch/html/prenatal.html   (1393 words)

 Prenatal Exercise Videos & Postnatal Exercise Videos
FitMama Prenatal Workout follows the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Prenatal exercise will help you: Ease back pain, Improve digestion, Avoid calf cramps, Increase energy levels, Avoid excessive weight gain, Ease emotional highs and lows, Prepare for labor and delivery, Bond with your baby, and Bounce back more quickly after delivery.
Prenatal: This section will get you going with an energizing warm-up routine; a low-intensity, low-impact aerobic workout; arm, abdominal and standing leg work and a special cool-down/active relaxation period.
www.activevideos.com /prenatal.htm   (1428 words)

 Cornell News: prenatal cocaine
A 1998 Yale University study found that the incidence of prenatal cocaine exposure in infants seeking medical care primarily through an emergency service might be as high as 1 in 3 to 6 infants in a predominantly inner-city population.
Yet, researchers find it difficult to isolate the specific effects of prenatal exposure to the drug in children because of confounding factors such as prenatal undernutrition, maternal stress, prenatal and postnatal medical care and accompanying exposure to alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, opiates and amphetamines.
The prenatal cocaine did not affect the offspring in areas such as basic learning ability, short- and long-term memory (both implicit and explicit), impulse control and cognitive and behavioral flexibility, among others.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/June00/cocaine.prenatal.ssl.html   (653 words)

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