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  • January 22, 2015

    Women’s Health Experts Recommend Obstetric Care Designations to Improve Maternal Care

    Washington, DC — Organizations representing women’s healthcare providers today released the first-ever consensus document establishing levels of care for perinatal and postnatal women. “Levels of Maternal Care,” the second in the joint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Obstetric Care Consensus Series, proposes a classification system that would promote regionalized care, allowing pregnant women at high risk to receive care in facilities that are prepared to meet their specific needs.

  • December 22, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Issue Recommendations to Improve Access to Contraception for More Women

    Washington, DC — Contraception is an essential part of preventive care and all women should have unhindered and affordable access to all contraceptives approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concludes.

  • September 22, 2014

    Leading Women’s Health Organizations Partner to Release Standardized Approach for Estimating Due Dates

    Washington, DC -- To promote consistency and accuracy among medical professionals when assigning due dates, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) jointly released new recommendations to estimate gestational age and the antic­ipated due date for pregnant women.

  • August 19, 2014

    All Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Vaccine, Says ACOG

    Washington, DC -- New data show the continued critical need for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester, to receive the influenza vaccination, according to an updated Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). Several studies released in recent years have increasingly demonstrated the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccine during pregnancy.

  • August 6, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Address Management of Listeria During Pregnancy

    Washington, DC – Responding to recent warnings about risk of listeriosis in the U.S., the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) today released the first medical management guidelines regarding the evaluation and treatment of pregnant women exposed to the bacteria listeria. The Committee Opinion, “Management of Pregnant Women with Presumptive Exposure to Listeria Monocytogenes,” is also the first released through the College’s “publish ahead-of-print” process, in which completed guidelines are expedited in response to a public health need.

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