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  • June 22, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Can Prevent and Manage Obstetric Lacerations During Vaginal Delivery, Says New ACOG Practice Bulletin

    Obstetrician-gynecologists should take steps to mitigate the risk of obstetric lacerations during vaginal delivery, rather than using routine episiotomy, according to a new Practice Bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Although between 53 percent and 79 percent of vaginal deliveries will include some type of laceration, most lacerations do not result in adverse functional outcomes.

  • May 23, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Stress the Importance of Postpartum Care: The Fourth Trimester

    Although it is recommended that all women undergo a comprehensive visit within the first 6 weeks after birth, as many as 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit. In order to optimize postpartum care for patients and to promote continuation of care through a woman’s lifespan, today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new Committee Opinion to guide women’s health care providers on how to best care for new mothers.

  • May 23, 2016

    Leading Health Experts Partner to Ensure that Women Receive the Preventive Care They Need

    With the aim of improving the well-being of women across the country, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has partnered with the nation’s leading health organizations to update the Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines, and to develop new recommendations.

  • May 23, 2016

    Ob-Gyns Address Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy

    One of the most challenging scenarios in obstetric care for patients and providers occurs when a pregnant patient refuses recommended medical treatment. Today, in an updated Committee Opinion, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) addresses the ethical considerations surrounding the care of an obstetrical patient who refuses recommended medical treatment and states that ACOG opposes the use of forced medical interventions for pregnant women.

  • May 17, 2016

    Thomas Gellhaus, MD, Becomes 67th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Dr. Gellhaus was sworn in during the presidential inauguration and convocation at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, the nation’s largest meeting of obstetrician-gynecologists in the U.S. and the premier medical conference focused solely on women’s health.

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