Pregnancy Risk Factors and Pregnancy Dating

For today’s episode, we envisioned the “new OB visit,” trying to target two goals from the perspective of the provider.

The first is to look at risk factors in a new pregnancy, and we go over some recommended screenings at the new OB visit to that effect.

The second is to establish an optimal due date, and what to do with suboptimally-dated pregnancies. ACOG CO 700 and CO 688 may be helpful reading in this regard. We also place the table from ACOG CO 700 below in terms of allowed discrepancies between ultrasound and first day of LMP. Remember that your individual institution may have differing policies with respect to suboptimal dating.