More Information: For Committee Opinion #666—Optimizing Postpartum Care

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers, and patients on topics related to Committee Opinion #666 “Optimizing Postpartum Care.” These materials are for information purposes only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG’s endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice.

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Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers
ACOG Breastfeeding Toolkit
The materials in this toolkit are designed to help ob-gyns and other women’s health care providers enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals.

Committee Opinion 658, “Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice”
This Committee Opinion, published by ACOG, explains how obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric providers can support breastfeeding women.

External Resources

Interconception Care Project of California, Preconception Health Council of California
These guidelines improve and promote the interconception health of women by maximizing care during the postpartum visit.

The National Preconception/Interconception Care Clinical Toolkit, National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative
This toolkit was designed for primary care providers to incorporate preconception health into routine care for women of childbearing age.

PMH Care Pathways: Postpartum Care and the Transition to Well Woman Care, Community Care of North Carolina
These best practices promote evidence-based elements to provide optimal postpartum care, with an emphasis on care transitions.

Resources on Strategies to Improve Postpartum Care Among Medicaid and CHIP Populations (PDF), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This Technical Assistance Resource (PDF) provides strategies to increase the postpartum care visit rate and improve the content of the visit among the Medicaid and CHIP population.

Who’s Who? A Glance at Breastfeeding Support in the United States (PDF), United States Lactation Consultant Association
This guide (PDF) provides a brief overview of the professional and peer supports who can help women facing challenges with breastfeeding.

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