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  • November 23, 2015

    Ob-Gyns Continue to Fight Obesity Epidemic, Promote Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

    Alarmingly, more than half of all women of reproductive age in the United States are overweight or obese. In fact, obesity is the most common health care problem in women of reproductive age and the risks associated with obesity and pregnancy are significant. Management of these issues are challenging, relative to optimal weight gain, caring for obesity-related complications and postpartum weight control concerns. Today, as part of an ongoing effort to address the obesity epidemic and care for patients, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new recommendations focusing on obesity in pregnancy and physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Fighting obesity is also part of the ACOG Presidential Task Force set forth by Mark S. DeFrancesco MD, MBA, President of the College.

  • November 16, 2015

    Leading Medical, Children's and Women's Health Groups Applaud Passage of Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the March of Dimes applaud today’s passage of the bipartisan Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), which takes much-needed strides to reduce the number of newborns born exposed to drugs, such as opioids, and to improve their care. Since the bill’s introduction, all three organizations have worked together leading advocacy efforts for its swift passage, and view today’s action as a legislative victory for mothers and newborns across the country as the bill heads to the president for signature into law.

  • October 21, 2015

    Ob-gyns Clarify Guidelines for Operative Vaginal Delivery, Note Limitations of Perineal Lacerations as an Obstetric Quality Measure

    Washington, DC – As part of an effort to improve obstetric care, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today released two new documents focusing on operative vaginal delivery and the limitations of perineal lacerations as a measure of obstetric care. Among other objectives, these two documents aim to lower the rate of cesarean delivery in the United States.

  • October 21, 2015

    Women's Health Experts Address Treatment and Decision-Making Around Periviable Birth

    Washington, DC — Organizations representing women's healthcare providers today released a landmark document addressing the complex considerations around deliveries that occur during the periviable period.

  • September 22, 2015

    ACOG Releases First-Ever Guidance on Pregnancy in Women with Genetic Conditions

    Washington, DC — With proper management, women with certain genetic conditions are able to achieve normal pregnancy outcomes, according to a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This reflects an increased understanding of these rare genetic conditions, as well as new reproductive technologies and improved medical and surgical care.

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