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  • December 20, 2018

    ACOG Issues Updated Hypertension Guidance, Discusses New ACC/AHA Criteria

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released today two new pieces of guidance on one of the leading causes of maternal deaths—hypertension or high blood pressure in pregnancy.


  • December 20, 2018

    Leading Experts in Obstetric Care Aim to Maximize Women’s Health Between Pregnancies

     Among continued efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new recommendations designed to improve women’s overall life health by focusing on a set of interventions between pregnancies. Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Interpregnancy Care, the latest in the Obstetric Care Consensus series, is endorsed by both the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

  • November 20, 2018

    New Guidance on Diagnosing and Reducing Period Pain Can Help Adolescents Thrive

    Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, is key to ensuring that adolescents and women are able to effectively manage their symptoms and continue with their everyday activities with minimal disruption, according the latest guidance released today by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • November 8, 2018

    Ted L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as ACOG President-Elect

    Anderson is the Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Anderson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from Vanderbilt University, where he received his medical degree and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed a fellowship in reproductive pelvic surgery at the HCA Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. After serving as the chair of the ob-gyn department at the Centennial Women’s Hospital, he returned to Vanderbilt as director of benign gynecology.

  • October 31, 2018

    Experts List Four Things Any Hospital Can Do Now to Prevent Maternal Mortality

    U.S. hospitals of any size can start combatting maternal mortality and morbidity today by taking just four actions, according to a new Perspective article published in the November edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. 



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