District II Medical Education Index

ACOG Resources

- ACOG's HPV Toolkit (Spring 2016)
- Cervical Cancer Screening Infographic (February 2016)
- Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Settings (Committee Opinion #624, February 2015)
- Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention (Practice Bulletin #168, Replaces #157, January 2016)
- Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results Pamphlet (2014)
- Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results & Cervical Cancer Precursors (Practice Bulletin #140, December 2013)
- District II Focus on Female Cancer Resource Guide Cervical Cancer Chapter (November 2007)
Other Resources
- CDC Cervical Cancer Inside Knowledge (October 2014)
- US Prevention Services - Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines (March 2012)
ACOG Resources
- Cervical Cancer Screening Infographic (February 2016)
- Annual Well Woman Exam (December 2015)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination (November 2015)
- Cervical Cancer FAQ (April 2015)
- Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results FAQ (January 2015)
- Cervical Cancer Screening FAQ (July 2014)
- Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening (September 2013)
ACOG Resources
- ACOG Practice Advisory on Breast Cancer Screening (Published April 2015) (Withdrawn January 2016). Please see Practice Bulletin #122, "Breast Cancer Screening" (members only) for clinical guidance. See also the January 2016 ACOG Statement on Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
- Salpingectomy for Ovarian Cancer Prevention (Committee Opinion #620, January 2015)
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (Practice Bulletin #103, April 2009, Reaffirmed 2015)
- Ovarian Cancer Pamphlet (2015)
- Management of Gynecologic Issues in Women with Breast Cancer (Practice Bulletin #126, March 2012, Reaffirmed 2014)
- The Role of the General Ob-Gyn in the Early Detection of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (Committee Opinion #477, March 2011)
- Routine Screening for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Recommended (March 2009)
- ACOG District II Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide Ovarian Cancer Chapter (June 2009)
- ACOG District II Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Chapter (July 2008)
- ACOG District II Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Plan and Follow-Up Care Form
Other Resources

- CDC Ovarian Cancer Inside Knowledge Webpage (October 2014)
- Ovarian Cancer News from the New York State Health Plan Association (June 2009)
- National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
- Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
ACOG Resources
- Annual Well Woman Exam Infographic (December 2015)
- Ovarian Cancer FAQ (April 2015)
- Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems FAQ (April 2015) BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Patient FAQ (March 2015)
Other Resources
- New York State Ovarian Cancer Support Group List (2010)
- ASCO and ACS Issue New Guideline on Breast Cancer Survivorship Care (December 2015)
- District II Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide Cancer Survivorship Chapter (March 2010)
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
- American Society for Clinical Oncology Survivorship Guidelines
ACOG Resources

- Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies (Committee Opinion #609, October 2014)
- District II Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide Colorectal Cancer Chapter (March 2010)
- Q&A: Colorectal Cancer
Other Resources
- Webcast [59:13] - Appropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening: How Are You Doing?
- National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
- New York State Department of Health Colorectal Cancer
- Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign (CDC)
- Annual Well Woman Exam Infographic (December 2015)
- Reducing Your Risk of Cancer (July 2014)
- American Cancer Society
- Gynecologic Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Network Find a Doctor
- New York State Department of Health Resources:
  Breast Cancer Treatment
  Cancer Consortium
  Cancer Services Program
ACOG District II Focus on Female Cancers Resource Guide
Guide Chapters
- Cervical Cancer (November 2007)
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (July 2008)
- Ovarian Cancer (June 2009)
Colorectal Cancer (March 2010)
Cancer Survivorship (March 2010)

Final Report
- Free Category II Management Online App
- Intrapartum FHR Monitoring Management Decision Model
- Cognitive Bias
- NICHD Definitions with Practicum Slides
- Physiology
- Interpretation & Management
- Liability, Documentation & Depositions
EFM Training Courses
- GE Healthcare Electronic Fetal Monitoring Program:
  For ACOG Members
  For All Others
- Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Definitions, Interpretation, and Management
- GE Healthcare Introduces its Next Generation Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Education Program
- PeriFACTS® Obstetric and Fetal Monitoring Course: Online Continuing Education
- APS Website
- AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Program: Online Learning Center
- National Certification Corporation (NCC) Self-Assessment Modules: Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance
- Perinatal Quality Foundation: Fetal Monitoring Credentialing
- National Certification Corporation (NCC) Electronic Fetal Monitoring Exam
- Perinatal Quality Foundation: Fetal Monitoring Credentialing
Additional Training Tools
- Fetal Monitoring Certification Exam Review Video
- AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
ACOG & HANYS Resources
Partnership Improves OB Safety in New York State
- Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor
- Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Nomenclature, Interpretation, and General Management Principles
- Quality Improvement Ideas
- Free Category II Management Online App
- A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Approach to Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Report of a Statewide Initiative
- A framework for standardized management of intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns
- Cognitive Errors (Can They Be Prevented?)
- Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring: research guidelines for interpretation
- Elevated uterine activity increases the risk of fetal acidosis at birth
- Eliminating birth trauma at Ascension Health
- Fetal acidemia and electronic fetal heart rate patterns: is there evidence of an association?
- Fetal Monitoring Bundle
- Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Update: The Good, the Bad, and the Atypical
- Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: A Standardized Approach to Management
- Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks
- Overconfidence as a cause of diagnostic error in medicine
- Reducing obstetric litigation through alterations in practice patterns
- Signal ambiguity resulting in unexpected outcome with external fetal heart rate monitoring
- System errors in intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring: a case review
- The human factor: the critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in providing safe care
The journal articles below require member access
- A Review of the 2008 NICHD Research Planning Workshop: Recommendations for Fetal Heart Rate Terminology and Interpretation
- Assessment and Optimization of Uterine Activity During Labor
- Clinical disagreements during labor and birth: how does real life compare to best practice?
- Fetal ECG Analysis for Intrapartum Electronic Fetal Monitoring: A Review
- High Reliability Perinatal Units: An approach to the prevention of patient injury and medical malpractice claims
- Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: Liability and Documentation
- Intrauterine Resuscitation During Labor
- Labor and Fetal Heart Rate Decelerations: Relation to Fetal Metabolic Acidosis
- Multidisciplinary teamwork approach in labor and delivery and electronic fetal monitoring education: a medical-legal perspective
- Nurses' views of factors that help and hinder their intrapartum care
- Patient safety and teamwork in perinatal care
- Safety promotion and error reduction in perinatal care: Lessons from industry
- Standardization of Intrapartum Management and Impact on Adverse Outcomes
- Supervision of students may protect academic physicians from cognitive bias: a study of decision making and multiple treatment alternatives in medicine
- How Doctors Think
- How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
- Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me
- Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach (6th ed.)
- The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  US Dept of Health and Human Services
- Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
- National Certification Corporation (NCC)
- New York State Department of Health
- Perinatal Quality Foundation: Fetal Monitoring Credentialing
- Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services (PRMES)
Latest Options in EC
- Posters
- Patient Table-top Cards
- Click Here to Order Free Toolkits
- Emergency Contraception: Practice Bulletin #112
Selected Provider Resources
Finding Solutions for Female Sexual Dysfunction
- Female Sexual Dysfunction
Selected Patient Resources
- Kinsey Institute
- MedlinePlus - Sexual Health Issues
- National Vulvodynia Association
- Women's Therapy Center
We Want Your Feedback
- New CDC Materials Available
  Formative Research Findings
  Order FREE Brochures, Poster, Fact Sheets, & Training Guides
- FREE FASD 3-part Webinar series
- FASD prevention handbook: Pregnant? Think! Don't Drink!
- FASD Poster
  View Here
  Order Here
Patient Education Video
- PSA - If You're Pregnant - Think! Don't Drink!
If You Are Pregnant: Think! Don't Drink! (Video - WTEN interview with Mary Elacqua, MD)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Drinking While Pregnant Still a Problem
- Podcast - Alcohol and Pregnancy Don't Mix (2:32)
- CDC FASD Website
Additional FASD Resources
- ACOG News Release: Well Woman and Prenatal Visits Should Include Alcohol Abuse Screening (July 2011)
- March 2011 Update, SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
- Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Feb. 2011)
- FASD Toolkit
- NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services FASD Website
- Panel Reminds Doctors to Screen for Alcohol Misuse, New York Times (Sept. 2012)
ACOG Resources
- Tools for Integration into Practice
- Heart Health for Women
Healthy Woman's Column
- February is American Heart Month
Other Resources
- American Heart Association
ACOG District II
Immunization Resource Guide
- ACOG Press Release - Pregnant? Your Flu Vaccine Due Date Is Now
- ACOG Video - Flu & Pregnancy
New York State Department of Health
- NYSDOH Health Advisory: 2012-13 Influenza Prevention, Control, & Reporting Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions for Public Health Law (PHL) § 2805-h Tdap in Newborn Nursery – Effective 01/14/2013
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Health Bulletin, Prevent Influenza Get Vaccinated
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Needle Tips, September 2013
Clinical Education Video
Immediate Post-Placental LARC Insertion (August 2016)
For Providers
Office Waiting Room Poster
- NYSDOH eMedNY: Physician reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) provided as an inpatient postpartum service
- NYC DOHMH: Health Officials Announce New Initiative to Increase Access to Highly Effective Contraception Immediately After Childbirth
Quick Guide to LARC Reimbursement (August 2016)
- ACOG LARC Program
- Adolescents and long-acting reversible contraception: implants and intrauterine devices - ACOG Committee Opinion 539 (2012). Reaffirmed 2014
- Clinical Challenges of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods - ACOG Committee Opinion 627 (2016)
- Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception - ACOG Committee Opinion 670 (2016)
- Increasing Access to Contraceptive Implants and Intrauterine Devices to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy - ACOG Committee Opinion 642 (2015)
- Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices - ACOG Practice Bulletin 121 (2011). Reaffirmed 2013
- Bedsider (provider site)
- "US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Recommendations and Reports (2016); 65(RR-3):1-106. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/pdfs/rr6503.pdf
- LARC Locator
- Montefiore Medical Center’s getLARC Program
- NYS Medicaid Family Planning Services FAQ (May 2015)
For Patients
IUDs and Implants for Postpartum Contraception & take our survey! (February 2016)
- ACOG FAQ 184 (2014): Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): IUD and Implant
- Bedsider Patient Website
- Video: Birth-Control Counseling Cuts Pregnancy Nearly in Half (www.time.com. 16 June 2015)
In the News
- More Women Are Getting IUDs Right After Giving Birth (TIME, October 6, 2015)
- With New Study, New Mothers Seeking IUDs Are No Longer Urged to Wait (NY Times, June 8, 2015)
- Lisa Romero, DrPH, Karen Pazol, PhD, Lee Warner, PhD, et al. “Vital Signs: Trends in Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years Seeking Contraceptive Services - United States, 2005–2013.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 64(13):2015, 362-9.
- Report: Women embrace more effective birth control (USA Today, February 24, 2015)
- IUDs can be practical for teenagers, but pediatricians may lack training in their use (The Washington Post, February 10, 2015)
- The Return of the IUD: Why a Once Controversial Form of Birth Control Is Worth Considering (Vogue, February 2, 2015)
- Everything You Need To Know about Getting an IUD (The Huffington Post, January 10, 2015)
- Use of Highly Effective Contraceptives in the U.S. Continues to Rise, with Likely Implications for Declines in Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion (Guttmacher Institute, December 12, 2014)
- The simple policy that led America’s biggest drop in teen birth rates (The Washington Post, August 20, 2014)
- Why is the most effective form of birth control - the IUD - also the one no one is using? (TIME, June 30, 2014)
- "Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use 2013 (CDC)." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Recommendations and Reports (2013); 62(RR05); 1-46.
Articles on System Barriers & Reimbursement
- MH Moniz, VK Dalton, MM Davis, et al. “Characterization of Medicaid policy for immediate postpartum contraception,” Contraception. 2015, in press.
Aiken ARA, Creinin MD, Kaunitz A, et al. “Global fee prohibits postpartum provision of the most effective reversible contraceptives,” Contraception. 90(5): 2014, 466-7.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ”Quality Family Planning Services, 2014.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Recommendations and Reports (2014), 63(RR04): pp. 1-29.
Rodriguez, Maria I. et al. “Advocating for immediate postpartum LARC: increasing access, improving outcomes, and decreasing cost,” Contraception, 90(5): 2014, 468-71.
Around the Web
- New York City IUD Taskforce
- Contraceptive Choice Project- LARC First Practice
Policy & Billing Guidance
- June 2013 Medicaid Update
Selected Provider Resources
- 'Term' pregnancy redefined by ACOG
- March of Dimes’ Prematurity Prevention Resource Center
- California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)
- CMQCC <39 Weeks Toolkit
- ACOG District II: Lessons Learned and Implementation Tools
Selected Patient Resources
- Late Preterm Brain Development Card
- Why the Last Weeks of Pregnancy Count
- ACOG Statement on Depression Screening
- Clinical Practice: Revised Perinatal Depression Guidance
- NY Bill Designed to Support Women Facing Maternal Depression
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (Instructions)
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (Spanish)
- Perinatal Depression Screening: Tools for Obstetricians and Gynecologists Toolkit
Clinician Education Videos

- Term pregnancy redefined by ACOG
- 17OHPC Video
  Policy and Access Update on Makena
- Short Cervix Video
Coding & Billing Info
- Change in Reimbursement for Compounded Alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17-P)
- ACOG Coding Dept. https://acogcoding.freshdesk.com
Patient Education Materials
Brochure: Are you at risk for delivering another baby too early?
Poster: Are you at risk for delivering your baby too early?
Patient Video: Are you at risk for preterm birth?
- Patient Video: Are you at risk for preterm birth?
- Embedded Infographic Image
- Take our survey!
View patient brochure
View the poster
- FAQ’s: on Preterm labor and birth
- Why is 40 Weeks so Important?
- What Parents of Late Preterm Infants Need to Know
- Preterm labor and premature birth
- The Growth You Can’t See
- Videos: Preterm birth, and when 17OHPC might be appropriate
NYS Department of Health
- NYS Medicaid Family Planning Services FAQ from May 2015
NYC Health
- Choose Birth Control and Condoms: Contraceptive Tear-off Sheet [Español]
- Choose Birth Control and Condoms: Brochure [Español]
Updates on Online Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
Physicians for Reproductive Health
- Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP)
- District II: Optimizing Protocols in Obstetrics
- ACOG Committee Opinion #629: Clinical Guidelines and Standardization of Practice to Improve Outcomes (2015)
- ACOG Committee Opinion #667: Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients (July 2016)
- ACOG Committee Opinion #680: The Use and Development of Checklists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Nov. 2016)
- National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Maternal Early Warning System
- NYSDOH Preconception Care Letter
Contact Us:
- By mail
- By email
- By phone
- Staff contact information
The SMI Implementation Visit
- Overview
- Request an Implementation Visit
- Sample Agendas
- Pre-visit Questionnaire
The SMI at your Grand Rounds
- Overview
Request a Grand Rounds
Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle
- Slide Set
- Risk Assessment Tables:
- Checklists:
Hemorrhage Stages 1-4
Recommended Instruments (HEM Cart and Medication Kit)
- Posters:
Guidance Documents
- Patients Who Decline Blood Products
Morbidly Adherent Placenta
- Supplemental Guidance for Anemic Patients
Additional Resources
- Obstetric Hemorrhage Simulation & Drills Info
- Obstetric Team Debriefing Form
- CMQCC Obstetric Hemorrhage Simulation Information & Drills Information
- AWHONN Quantification of Blood Loss Video
- AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage Project
- Support for Patients, Families, Staff
- Merck for Mothers Patient Education
Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Bleeding During Pregnancy
Managing High Blood Pressure
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
- American College of Chest Physicians:
- March of Dimes
Postpartum Hemorrhage
High blood pressure during pregnancy
Blood clots and pregnancy
- The Tara Hansen Foundation
Project Overview 
- SMI Overview
- About Merck for Mothers
- SMI Collaborations in New York State
Public Relations & Media 
- Project Announcements
ACOG District II
AMCHP News Release
AWHONN Press Release
- Press Release
White Plains Hospital Collaborating with ACOG to Save Lives of Mothers During Pregnancy & Childbirth (Feb. 2015)
World Thrombosis Day is October 13
- Building MOMentum to End Maternal Mortality [Video]
- Merck for Mothers News Room
- News Coverage
- Safe Motherhood Initiative Radio Messages
October 20: Grand Hyatt, Manhattan
January: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Agendas
2013 Agendas
- ACOG Distric II - NYSPFP Webinars
- Conference Calls
Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Bundle
- Slide Set (Nov. 2015)
- Algorithms
- Checklists
Additional Resources
- ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy
- ACOG Practice Advisory on Low-Dose Aspirin and Prevention of Preeclampsia: Updated Recommendation
- NYSDOH Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy
Executive Summary
Guideline Summary
- Eclampsia
- CMQCC Preeclampsia Toolkit
Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement
Administration of Magnesium Sulfate
Venous Thromboembolism Bundle
Slide Set (Nov. 2015)
- Protocols
Additional Resources
- *Coming soon
The 5A’s 
The 5R’s 
Billing and coding requirements
  - Medicaid
  - Medicare
Outline: Practice Transformation for Smoking Cessation Counseling V3
Key Resources
- Fact sheets, posters and more from the NYS Smokers’ Quitline
- Nysmokefree.com
- Smokefree.gov – (for providers)
- Links to Help Patients Quit Smoking
FREE Smoking Cessation Posters
Additional Resources
- Treating Tobacco Use E-Module
- ACOG - Committee Opinion - Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy
- ACOG - Motivational Interviewing: A Tool for Behavior Change
- ACOG - Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking
- Articles and tools from the US PHS Guidance, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
- Don't Be Silent About Smoking – the Tobacco Cessation Centers of New York State
- Health consequences of smoking 1–4 cigarettes per day
- Health Effects of Light and Intermittent Smoking: A Review
- Nondaily Smokers: Who Are They?
- Prenatal Smoking Clinicians Guide
- Quit Attempts and Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking Among Young Adults in the United States
- Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking
- Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy Video Training
- Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic
- www.smokingcessationandpregnancy.org
- Tobacco Control – the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Quit Lines and Stop Smoking Programs in NYS
- New York State Smokers’ Quitline - 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
Stop Smoking Programs Across New York State
- Refer-To-Quit Program
 For Patients 
- Video: Quit Smoking Now!
- American Cancer Society - Guide to Quitting Smoking
- American Heart Association, 1-800-AHA-USA1
- American Lung Association, 1-800-LUNG-USA
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- chewfree.com
- dropthebutts.org – (for teens)
- Freedom From Smoking Online
- It’s time to Quit Smoking
- NYS Department of Health
- NYS Smokers' Quit Line
- Quit-tips to your smartphone 24/7
- Stop Smoking Programs across New York State
- women.smokefree.gov
- www.nysmokefree.com
- US Preventive Services Task Force urges doctors to screen for obesity
- American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification
- The OBesity Project: The Obesity Epidemic In OB/GYN
ACOG Resources
Committee Opinions
- Challenges for Overweight and Obese Urban Women - Committee Opinion #470
- Exercise during Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period – Committee Opinion #267
- Motivational interviewing: a tool for behavioral change – Committee Opinion #423
- Obesity in Pregnancy - Committee Opinion #549
Practice Bulletins
- Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy – Practice Bulletin #105
Green Journal Articles
- Association between Pre-pregnancy Obesity and the Risk of Cesarean Delivery (1997)
- Effect of Pre-pregnancy Maternal Overweight and Obesity on Pregnancy Outcome (2011)
- Increasing Maternal Obesity & Weight Gain During Pregnancy (2007)
- Management of Obesity in Pregnancy (2007)
- Maternal Obesity in Pregnancy (1981)
- Obesity in Pregnancy: Risks and Outcome (1980)
- Weight Gain Recommendations in Pregnancy and the Obesity Epidemic (2010)
Resource Guides/Toolkits
- Adolescents and Obesity
- Nutrition and Exercise Toolkit: A Physician’s Guide to Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle - ACOG District IX
- Nutrition and Physical Activity to Address Overweight and Obesity
Press Releases
- City Dwelling Women Face Diet and Exercise Challenges
Patient Education
- Gestational Diabetes FAQ
- Good Health before Pregnancy: Preconception Care FAQ
- Nutrition during Pregnancy FAQ
- Obesity & Pregnancy
- Weight Control: Eating Right and Keeping Fit FAQ
Making Obstetrics and Maternity Safer (MOMS)
- City Dwelling Women Face Diet and Exercise Challenges
- Did you Know? Obesity
- Obesity and Maternal Health
Additional Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Overweight and Obesity
- Diet, Weight Management and Obesity
- F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012
Healthy Weight: After Pregnancy - ACOG District IX
- MLMIC Risk Management Tips – Safely Caring for Obese Patients in the Office Practice Setting
- National Institutes of Health - Role of Environmental Chemicals in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity
- Obesity: Complex But Conquerable -
Postpartum Visit Algorithm: Overweight/Obesity - ACOG District IX
- The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence: Workshop Summary
Articles of Interest
- Obese Moms More Likely to Give Birth Extremely Prematurely - Journal Watch (2013)
- Why we diet - Saguy, Abigail. Los Angeles Times | Opinion, 4 Jan. 2013. Web. 17 Jan. 2013.
- Effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes: meta-analysis of randomised evidence - BMJ 2012;344:e2088
- Gut Microbiome, Obesity, and Metabolic Dysfunction – the Journal of Clinical Investigation (2011)
- Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity - The Baltimore Sun (2012)
- Healthy Food in Health Care - Health Care Without Harm
- Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts Through 2030 by Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, et al. - American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2012)
- Obesity Effects on Duration of Labor - Journal Watch
- Obesity Epidemic by Ronald Uva, MD, FACOG – the Palladium Times (2010)
- Obesity in Pregnancy by Ronald Uva, MD, FACOG – the Palladium Times (2009)
- Obesity in Pregnancy Linked to Offspring's Language Scores by Bruce Jancin - Ob.Gyn.News (2012)
- Physician’s Weight May Influence Obesity Diagnosis and Care - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2012)
- Randomized trial of a behavioral intervention to prevent excessive gestational weight gain: the Fit for Delivery Study - The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2011)
- Reproductive Health And The Industrialized Food System: A Point Of Intervention For Health Policy - Health Affairs
- Reproductive Implications of Bariatric Surgery: Pre- and Postoperative Considerations for Extremely Obese Women of Childbearing Age, Ellen J. Landsberger, MD, MS, and Edith D. Gurewitsch, MD - Diabetes and Pregnancy (2007)
- WABC News Report on Study: Breastfeeding may prevent obesity years after childbirth (2012)
Case Histories
- 36 year Hispanic Female, Ronald Uva, MD, FACOG
Videos & Podcasts
- The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Obesity
- The University of California: UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity



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