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March 2018

Number Number 731, March 2018

ABSTRACT: Individual prenatal care is intended to prevent poor perinatal outcomes and provide education to women throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period through a series of one-on-one encounters between a woman and her obstetrician or other obstetric care provider. Concerns regarding increasing health care costs, health care provider availability, dissatisfaction with wait times, and the minimal opportunity for education and support associated with the individual care model have given rise to interest in alternative models of prenatal care. One alternative model, group pre...


Number Number 726, December 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 555, March 2013)

ABSTRACT: Large-scale catastrophic events and infectious disease outbreaks highlight the need for disaster planning at all community levels. Features unique to the obstetric population (including antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal care) warrant special consideration in the event of a disaster. Pregnancy increases the risks of untoward outcomes from various infectious diseases. Trauma during pregnancy presents anatomic and physiologic considerations that often can require increased use of resources such as higher rates of cesarean delivery. Recent evidence suggests that floods an...


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November 2017

Number AB005, November 2017

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Number Number 722, October 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion No. 637, July 2015)

ABSTRACT: Cannabis sativa (marijuana) is the illicit drug most commonly used during pregnancy. The self-reported prevalence of marijuana use during pregnancy ranges from 2% to 5% in most studies. A growing number of states are legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes, and its use by pregnant women could increase even further as a result. Because of concerns regarding impaired neurodevelopment, as well as maternal and fetal exposure to the adverse effects of smoking, women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy should be encouraged to discontinue marijuana use. Obstetri...


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October 2017

Number Number 183, October 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 76, October 2006)

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SP039 Cómo se hace una circuncisión La circuncisión se puede realizar antes o después de que salgan del hospital la madre y el bebé. Se practica solo si el bebé está sano. Si el bebé tiene un problema médico, la circuncisión se podría posponer. El procedimiento lo puede hacer su obstetra–ginecólogo o un pediatra, un médico que cuida de la salud de los niños. En algunos casos, se puede hacer una circuncisión en un entorno que no es médico por motivos religiosos o culturales. En este caso, la persona que hace la circuncisión debe estar bien capacitada en cuanto a cómo hacer el pro...


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September 2017

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Number Number 181, August 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 4, May 1999)

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Number FAQ039, June 2017

What is male circumcision? Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the layer of skin that covers the head of the penis.


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