Antenatal Care Small Baby Considerations

Antenatal care provided to the mother has a significant impact on the newborn baby and mothers’ in preterm labor experience additional interventions that are essential to understand in planning care for the small baby. This presentation discusses risk factors for preterm birth, perinatal management of threatened preterm birth, how maternal medications affect the fetus and preterm neonate, and obstetrical emergencies.

1. Identify three maternal risk factors for premature birth.
2. Describe three potential implications of maternal risk factors on the premature neonate.

Total CE: 1

NCC Codes: NNP 1 or 7 = 1
NCC Codes: NIC 1 or 7= 1
NCC Codes: LRN 1 or 7 = 1
Rx = 0.5

*This presentation was included in the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program

Last updated: November, 2021

Your Instructor

Lavonne Sheng, MD
Lavonne Sheng, MD
Dr. Lavonne Sheng is a neonatologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital as well as St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine and completed both pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is currently the Associate Medical Director of the NICU and Chair of the Department of Women and Children at St. Jude Medical Center. Dr. Sheng enjoys the multidisciplinary teamwork in the NICU and has led and actively participated in many quality improvement efforts such as antibiotic stewardship and CLABSI prevention. Her areas of interest include infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship in the NICU.

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