More Information: For Committee Opinion #713—Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy for Fetal Maturation

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 #713 “Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy for Fetal Maturation.” These materials are for information purposes only and are no 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.

Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

Committee Opinion 652, Magnesium Sulfate Use in Obstetrics
This Committee Opinion, published by ACOG, explains the short-term use of magnesium sulfate in obstetric care for appropriate conditions and for appropriate durations of treatment.

Practice Bulletin 169, Multifetal Gestations: Twin, Triplet, and Higher-Order Multifetal Pregnancies
This Practice Bulletin, published by ACOG, reviews the issues and complications associated with twin, triplet, and higher-order multifetal gestations and presents an evidence-based approach to management.

Practice Bulletin 170, Critical Care in Pregnancy
This Practice Bulletin, published by ACOG, reviews the available evidence, proposes strategies for care, and highlights the need for additional research. Much of the review focuses on general principles of critical care, extrapolating where possible to obstetric critical care.

Practice Bulletin 171, Management of Preterm Labor
This Practice Bulletin, published by ACOG, presents the various methods to manage preterm labor and to reviews the evidence for the roles of these methods in clinical practice.

Practice Bulletin 172, Premature Rupture of Preterm Labor
This Practice Bulletin, published by ACOG, reviews the current understanding of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and provides management guidelines that have been validated by appropriately conducted outcome-based research.

External Resources

Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit, March of Dimes
This toolkit, created by the March of Dimes, was designed to help medical professionals establish a standardized clinical pathway for the assessment and management of women with suspected preterm labor.

Antenatal Corticosteroids (ANCS) Toolkit, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative
The “Optimizing Antenatal Use of Steroids to Improve Outcomes for Preterm Infants” toolkit, created by the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, describes quality improvement interventions to promote reliable systems for appropriate administration of antenatal corticosteroids.

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