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  • August 22, 2016

    Nation’s Health Experts Look to Improve Maternal Care

    Each year, more than 65,000 women in the United States suffer complications during pregnancy or childbirth that are near-fatal. In many cases, these outcomes may have been prevented. Like maternal mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery or soon after delivery, maternal morbidity in the United States has been steadily increasing.

  • August 22, 2016

    Increased Success and Safety in Assisted Reproductive Technology By Using Elective Single Embryo Transfer

    Over the past decades the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has increased globally, making pregnancy possible for many couples. With improved technology and increased access to data, obstetrician-gynecologists and patients have safer and more effective options available to them than ever before. 

  • August 8, 2016

    ACOG Joins the Department of Health and Human Services for Zika Provider Action Week

    ACOG is proud to stand among peer organizations and government agencies in the fight to prevent and respond to the Zika virus and support the care and treatment of all people affected by the virus.

  • July 25, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Should Counsel Women About Convenience and Effectiveness of Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

    Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about immediate postpartum LARC as a convenient and effective option for postpartum contraception. In a new Committee Opinion, ‘Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception’ the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends obstetric care providers counsel women on the option of immediate postpartum LARC during prenatal appointments. 

  • July 25, 2016

    Decision-Making About Birth Setting Should Reflect Current Evidence, Including Contraindications, Say ACOG Guidelines

    Women considering a planned home birth for their delivery should be medically informed about the risks and benefits associated with their decisions, says a newly revised Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Specifically, women and their health care providers should know that although planned home birth is associated with fewer maternal interventions, it is also associated with a more than twofold increased perinatal death and a threefold increased risk of neonatal seizures or serious neurologic dysfunction.

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