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Prenatal care involves the following three basic components:
- Early and continuing risk assessment
- Health promotion
- Medical and psychosocial interventions and follow-up
These components are addressed over a chronological sequence of prenatal care visits:
- Preconception care
- Prenatal visits
- Delivery planning
- Postpartum assessment
Additional information is presented on topics that may be relevant at any time:
- Indications for referral to a high-risk provider
- Cultural sensitivity
The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original Release Date: December 2013
Termination Date: June 2022
Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in June 2019, and availability of CME credit continued.
Mark C. Chames, MD; Obstetrics / Gynecology
Joanne M. Bailey, CNM, PhD; Obstetrics / Gynecology
Karl T. Rew, MD; Family Medicine
R Van Harrison, PhD; Medical Education
Jocelyn H. Schiller, MD; Pediatrics
Financial Disclosure Information:
There are no financial relationships to disclose for this CME activity.
UMHS Guidelines Oversight Team:
Karl T. Rew, MD
R. Van Harrison, PhD
Literature Search Services:
Taubman Medical Library