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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

Disorders affecting the unborn baby

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.

WHO Recommendation on the use of ultrasound before 24 weeks gestation

Pregnant woman getting ultrasound from doctor

Routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (after 24 weeks’ gestation)

A health worker performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman, Senegal.

Ultrasound for fetal assessment in early pregnancy