The latest recommendations from USPSTF regarding pregnancy care. . .

It is suggested that physicians screen for gestational diabetes (high blood sugars) in the mother, even if there are no symptoms. The timing of this lab work should be after 24 weeks of gestation (near the 6-month mark).

Another recommendation is that women with a history of preeclampsia (elevated blood pressures in the mother during pregnancy) are suggested to start low-dose aspirin 81mg/day after 12 weeks.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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