AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 8 (August)
Maternity Care-Conception to Delivery (August 2002)
August 2002 pages 1-4 Maternity Care-Conception to Delivery When one speaks of the three stages of pregnancy, we immediately think in terms of trimesters. In simple terms, the first trimester is the most critical time for fetal development, when the groundwork for the developing organs is laid. The second trimester is a bit of a reprieve for the mother, since she is finished with the dreaded morning sickness and beginning to feel more like herself again. Doctor visits during this period are really "well-visits" to ensure the baby is developing properly and the mother is physically and emotionally adjusting...
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