The Antepartum Period is the first topic covered in a five-part series entitled, Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
The program explores the the three trimesters of antepartum period, describing the maternal physiologic alterations that occur as well as fetal development. Assessment of the mother-to-be during routine prenatal visits are presented. In addition, the common discomforts of pregnancy are outlined as are methods to alleviate them. Furthermore, screening tests that are available to detect fetal physical and genetic abnormalities are also described. This program provides you with information on the anatomic and physiologic changes of the woman's body during pregnancy as well as fetal development through photographs, art, and animation. In addition, there is a focus on prenatal assessments performed during each trimester, including screenings for gestational diabetes.and fetal genetic abnormalities or physical anomalies.