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  • March 26, 2014

    Ob-Gyns and Pediatricians Issue New Task Force Report on Neonatal Encephalopathy

    Washington, DC -- Identifying the root causes of brain injury in newborns may help patient safety efforts to prevent cerebral palsy and other neurologic problems in infants, according to a joint Task Force Report on Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

  • March 20, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Weigh In: Laboring in Water is OK, Delivering in Water has No Proven Benefit

    Washington, DC -- Undergoing the early stages of labor in a birthing pool may offer some advantages to pregnant women. However, underwater delivery has no proven benefit to women or babies and may even pose a risk of serious health problems for the newborn. These recommendations on laboring and delivering in water were released today by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in a joint Committee Opinion.

  • March 3, 2014

    ACOG Statement In Support of the Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act of 2014

    Washington, DC – The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) applauds today’s introduction of the Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act of 2014 (H.R. 4106).

  • February 19, 2014

    Nation’s Ob-Gyns Take Aim at Preventing Cesareans

    Washington, DC -- Allowing most women with low-risk pregnancies to spend more time in the first stage of labor may avoid unnecessary cesareans, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). In a jointly-issued Obstetric Care Consensus guideline, the new recommendations are targeted at preventing women from having cesareans with their first birth and at decreasing the national cesarean rate.

  • February 14, 2014

    Ob-Gyns Continue to Recommend Annual Mammograms for Women Beginning at Age 40

    Washington, DC -- A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) regarding mammography screening has prompted renewed discussion about the value of mammograms in reducing deaths from breast cancer among women. Based on a number of concerns with the BMJ study, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists maintains its recommendation that mammography screening be offered annually to women beginning at age 40.

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