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Number Number 721, October 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion 471, October 2010)

ABSTRACT: Smoking is the one of the most important modifiable causes of poor pregnancy outcomes in the United States, and is associated with maternal, fetal, and infant morbidity and mortality. The physical and psychologic addiction to cigarettes is powerful; however, the compassionate intervention of the obstetrician–gynecologist can be the critical element in prenatal smoking cessation. An office-based protocol that systematically identifies pregnant women who smoke and offers treatment or referral has been proved to increase quit rates. A short counseling session with pregnancy-specific ed...

September 2017

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September 2017

Number FAQ060, September 2017

Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect a woman’s health as well as her baby’s health.

SP179 Cómo funcionan los genes Un gen es un segmento corto de una sustancia química que se llama ADN. Los genes contienen las instrucciones codificadas de su constitución física y de todos los procesos del cuerpo. Los genes ocurren en pares y se Prueba de detección de portadores The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP179 encuentran en cromosomas. Los cromosomas también ocurren en pares (uno de cada uno de los padres). La mayoría de las células tienen 23 pares de cromosomas, lo que forma un tota...

SP056 El examen médico antes del embarazo Si está planeando quedar embarazada, es buena idea hacerse un examen médico antes de estar embarazada. Durante esta visita, el profesional de atención médica le preguntará sobre su alimentación y estilo de vida, su historial médico y familiar, los medicamentos que usa y sus embarazos previos. El objetivo de este examen médico es detectar problemas que puedan afectar su embarazo. Identificar estos factores antes del embarazo Una buena salud antes del embarazo La atención antes del embarazo The American College of Obstetricians and Gynec...

Number AP060, July 2017

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May 2017

SP094 Genes y cromosomas Un gen es una porción pequeña de material hereditario denominado ADN que controla algunos aspectos de la constitución física o de un proceso del cuerpo de una persona. Los genes ocurren en pares y se encuentran dentro de los cromosomas. Los cromosomas también ocurren en pares. La mayoría de las células tienen 23 pares de cromosomas, con un total de 46 cromosomas. Cada una de las células de los espermatozoides y los óvulos tiene 23 cromosomas. Durante la Trastornos genéticos The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PH...

Number Number 693, April 2017

ABSTRACT: Given the increasing availability and complexity of genetic testing, it is imperative that the practicing obstetrician–gynecologist or other health care provider has a firm comprehension of the benefits, limitations, and risks of offering a specific genetic test, as well as the importance of appropriate pretest and posttest counseling. The purpose of this Committee Opinion is to provide an outline of how obstetrician–gynecologists and other health care providers can best incorporate these tests into their current practices and provide appropriate pretest and posttest counseling to p...

April 2017

Number FAQ179, April 2017

Pregnancy What is carrier screening? What is a carrier? What are the chances of having a child with a genetic disorder? How is carrier screening done? When can carrier screening be done? Do I have to have carrier screening? What carrier screening tests are available? Who should have carrier screening? What is targeted carrier screening? What is expanded carrier screening? Is one approach better than the other? What choices do I have if my partner and I are carriers of a genetic disorder? How accurate is carrier screening? Are results...

April 2017

Number FAQ094, April 2017

What are genes? A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs.

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