Number of prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes in low-risk women

E. B. Carter, M. G. Tuuli, Aaron Caughey, A. O. Odibo, G. A. Macones, A. G. Cahill

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Objective:We investigated the association between number of prenatal visits (PNV) and pregnancy outcomes.Study Design:A retrospective cohort of 12 092 consecutive, uncomplicated term births was included. Exclusion criteria included unknown or third trimester pregnancy dating, pre-existing medical conditions and common pregnancy complications. Patients with ≤10 PNV were compared with those with >10. The primary outcome was a neonatal composite including neonatal intensive-care unit admission, low APGAR score (10 PNV and the remaining 70% (N=5093) had ≤10, respectively. There was no difference in the neonatal composite between the two groups. However, women with>10 PNV were more likely to undergo induction of labor and cesarean delivery.Conclusion:Low-risk women with ≥10 PNV had higher rates of pregnancy interventions without improvement in neonatal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Pregnancy Outcome
Induced Labor
Term Birth
Preexisting Condition Coverage
Pregnancy Complications
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Pregnancy Rate

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Carter, E. B., Tuuli, M. G., Caughey, A., Odibo, A. O., Macones, G. A., & Cahill, A. G. (2016). Number of prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes in low-risk women. Journal of Perinatology, 36(3), 178-181. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2015.183

Number of prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes in low-risk women. / Carter, E. B.; Tuuli, M. G.; Caughey, Aaron; Odibo, A. O.; Macones, G. A.; Cahill, A. G.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 178-181.

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Carter, EB, Tuuli, MG, Caughey, A, Odibo, AO, Macones, GA & Cahill, AG 2016, 'Number of prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes in low-risk women', Journal of Perinatology, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 178-181. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2015.183
Carter, E. B. ; Tuuli, M. G. ; Caughey, Aaron ; Odibo, A. O. ; Macones, G. A. ; Cahill, A. G. / Number of prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes in low-risk women. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2016 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 178-181.
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