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More Information and References for Prenatal Care in the First Trimester

References and Community Resources

Doctors, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynegologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend that mothers-to-be see their health care provider as soon as they are aware of their pregnancy, at least before the 13th week of pregnancy and to go back for at least 13 visits (for a normal, low-risk pregnancy) before birth. Going to a health care provider early and often will promote a healthy pregnancy and baby. M Kotelchuck. An evaluation of the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Index and a proposed Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index. Am J Public Health 1994; 84:1414-20.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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