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ACOG's Clinical Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has the following clinical guidelines related to deliveries before 39 weeks:

NEW! Definition of term pregnancy. Committee Opinion No. 579. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:1139–40.

NEW!  Cesarean delivery on maternal request. Committee Opinion No. 559. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2013:121;904–7.

NEW! Medically indicated late-preterm and early-term deliveries. Committee Opinion No. 560. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:908–10.

NEW! Nonmedically indicated early-term deliveries. Committee Opinion No. 561. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2013;121:911–5.

Management of stillbirth. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 102 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:748-61.

Induction of Labor. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 107. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Obstet Gynecol 2009;114:386-97.

American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Guidelines for perinatal care. 7th ed. Elk Grove Village (IL): AAP; Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 2012. p. 109-110, 160, 192-194, 248.

Scheduling planned cesarean delivery. Patient Safety Checklist No. 3. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2011;118:1469-70.

Scheduling induction of labor. Patient Safety Checklist No. 5. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2011;118:1473-4.

Contact:

Debra Hawks, Senior Director, Practice Activities
dhawks@acog.org