OBSTETRICS

Barrier Contraceptives Overview

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Barrier Contraceptives Overview Technically speaking, barrier methods comprise several categories of contraceptive options. They include the common male barrier, the male condom. They also include a variety of female vaginal…

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Amenorrhea Overview

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Amenorrhea Overview Amenorrhea is classified as primary or secondary. It is important to remember that it actually is a symptom and not a diagnosis. Primary amenorrhea refers to absence of…

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Abnormal Bleeding and Spotting Overview

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Abnormal Bleeding and Spotting Overview Abnormal bleeding and spotting are on a continuum. Significance varies with age. However, some irregular bleeding and anovulatory bleeding are characteristics of both adolescents and…

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Postpartum and Neonatal Overview*

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Postpartum and Neonatal Overview* *Neonatal Protocols contributed by Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh. The first trimester of pregnancy is characterized by tremendous physical and emotional changes. So, too, is the postpartum period. Many…

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3rd Trimester Overview

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3rd Trimester Overview Third trimester pregnancy complaints are common because of the pressure of the growing fetus on many body organs. Changes in the center of gravity, increasing venous compression,…

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2nd Trimester Overview

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2nd Trimester Overview The issue of fetal viability dominates triage concerns during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Depending on the practice setting and the proximity to neonatal intensive care facilities,…

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1st Trimester Overview

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1st Trimester Overview The 1st trimester of pregnancy is characterized by overwhelming physical and emotional changes. Numerous physiologic issues surround patient concerns, and complaints are numerous. From a telephone triage…

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Early Management of Unintended Pregnancy Overview

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Early Management of Unintended Pregnancy Overview Current research indicates that 50% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. An unintended pregnancy can translate into an unwanted or undesirable pregnancy,…

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Preconceptual and Infertility Overview*

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Preconceptual and Infertility Overview* *Communicable Disease Table contributed by Kevin Barrett. All women who are considering a pregnancy warrant a preconceptual counseling visit. This chapter discusses selected important topics to…

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