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Does it matter if I'm 'just' pregnant?
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PMID:  21301652     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The time before a woman has confirmed her pregnancy is an important time for both the woman and her unborn baby's wellbeing. With the period of organogenesis largely occurring between the third and eighth week of development, early pregnancy is a time when a woman may have problems related to the pregnancy itself, or where diseases have a higher risk of morbidity in the woman or the fetus. Yet, the woman and her doctor, may be unaware of the pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE: This article outlines presenting complaints where a doctor should specifically explore the possibility of early pregnancy in a woman in her reproductive years, as pregnancy may have an impact on the management, and ultimately the wellbeing, of both the woman and the fetus.
DISCUSSION: Identification and appropriate management of the coexisting pregnancy and presenting condition allows the general practitioner to provide the most appropriate care in this clinical situation.
Ines Rio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  814-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
MBS(Hons), FRACGP, MPH, DRACOG, GradDipVen, is a GP obstetrician and Head, General Practice Liaison Unit, The Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria.
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