The Pediatric Prenatal Visit: A Questionnaire Survey

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A questionnaire was sent to 83 pediatricians to determine which issues they considered important in the pediatric prenatal visit. Of the 64 respondents, 58 do prenatal interviews. Apporximately half of the mothers of newborns entering these practices had prenatal visits. Most respondents indicated that the prenatal visit focused on meeting the family and discussing practical aspects of infant care. The finding that few respondents focused the interview on psychological aspects of parenthood raises questions about the role of the prenatal visit in pediatric care.

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