AAP has updated its recommendations for pediatric prenatal visits during the third trimester, according to a recently published clinical report in Pediatrics.
“We encourage a pediatric prenatal visit in order to initiate a trusted pediatric relationship and the concept of the medical home during pregnancy,” Michael W. Yogman, MD, chief of the division of ambulatory pediatrics at Mt. Auburn Hospital, assistant clinical professor, Harvard Medical School, and chair of the AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We encourage obstetricians to refer all patients for these visits, especially those at high psychosocial risk and/or with perinatal depression.”
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