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Click image for a larger view. Depression is very common in women, especially in women of reproductive age. It is estimated that 14%-23% of pregnant women experience depression during pregnancy, and 5%-25% experience depression postpartum. Ob-gyns, physicians whose primary responsibility is women’s health, can screen women for depression and postpartum depression and help manage its impact on pregnancy.    Here are the key publications and resources for ob-gyns, other women’s health care providers, and patients from the American College of Obstetricians an...


“The United States Senate should abandon S. 2311 and all legislation that limits women’s access to comprehensive health care, including abortion care."


“The United States Senate should abandon S. 2311 and all legislation that limits women’s access to comprehensive health care, including abortion care."




Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it efficiently. Insulin is a hormone that helps balance the amount of glucose in your blood. When diabetes is present prior to a woman’s pregnancy, it is called pregestational diabetes. (When it arises during pregnancy, it is gestational diabetes.) Pregestational diabetes can affect pregnancy in many ways. The possible complications of pregestational diabetes include birth defects, high blood pressure, hydramnios (too much amniotic fluid), and fetal macrosomia (excessive fetal growth). Ob-gyns, physic...


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified additional resources on topics related to gestational diabetes that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers, and patients.   These resources are for information only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' endorsement of the organization, the organization's website, or the content of the resource. These resources may change without notice. Jump to: Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Prov...


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