Publisher: RCOG Press 2008
Number of pages: 454
Aspects of antenatal care: the development of a method to assess women for whom additional care is necessary (the antenatal assessment tool), information giving to women, lifestyle (vitamin D supplementation, alcohol consumption), screening for the baby (use of ultrasound for gestational age assessment and screening for fetal abnormalities, methods for determining normal fetal growth, placenta praevia), and screening for the mother (haemoglobinopathy screening, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and preterm labour, chlamydia).
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