Maternal Prenatal Care

Respond to at least two other student’s postings with substantive comments.
Substantive comments add to the discussion and provide your fellow students with information that will enhance the learning environment.
References and citations should conform to APA standards.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Natalie wrote:
My selected topic was the effect of maternal prenatal care in preterm neonates. In my personal experience specific maternal prenatal complications, such as maternal hypertension, maternal diabetes, and maternal drug use, has a significant effect on the care provided to preterm neonates. According to the Journal of Pediatrics (2006), mothers who have been exposed to illicit drugs, tobacco, and alcohol had an increased risk for low birth weight infants and that these mothers were not receiving appropriate prenatal care before delivery with an increase admitting rate into level II and level III neonatal intensive care units.


P- In preterm infants,

I- how does maternal prenatal care

C- compare to those without maternal prenatal care

O- affect the number of unplanned neonatal intensive care admissions

T- within the 1st 48 hours of life?

I chose this PICOT question because prenatal care is a vital part in detecting any in utero abnormalities as well as post-delivery complications that may require intensive care stays. In my recent experiences, I have admitted more preterm infants with post-delivery complications with mothers who have not had prenatal care or minimal prenatal care. I’ve seen more stay an extended period of time in our neonatal intensive care units with an increase cost due to preventable maternal complications.



Smith, L., LaGasse, L., Derauf, C., Grant, P., Shah, R., Arria, A., . . . Lester, B. (2006, September 01). The Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study: Effects of Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure, Polydrug Exposure, and Poverty on Intrauterine Growth. Retrieved September 08, 2020, from


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