Elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks of gestation can pose both short-term and long-term health risks for the newborn. See ACOG's resources and links to other national and provider efforts to help reduce unnecessary deliveries prior to 39 completed weeks.
NEW! ACOG guidelines on medically and non-medically indicated early-term deliveries and on cesarean deliveries upon request
Debra Hawks, Senior Director, Practice Activities
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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