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November 2017

Number Number 725, November 2017

ABSTRACT: Vaginal seeding refers to the practice of inoculating a cotton gauze or a cotton swab with vaginal fluids to transfer the vaginal flora to the mouth, nose, or skin of a newborn infant. The intended purpose of vaginal seeding is to transfer maternal vaginal bacteria to the newborn. As the increase in the frequency of asthma, atopic disease, and immune disorders mirrors the increase in the rate of cesarean delivery, the theory of vaginal seeding is to allow for proper colonization of the fetal gut and, therefore, reduce the subsequent risk of asthma, atopic disease, and immune disorde...


Number AP070, November 2017

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Number Number 184, November 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 115, August 2010)

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SP086 Opciones para explorar sobre el alivio del dolor antes del trabajo de parto El trabajo de parto de una mujer es una experiencia individual. Cómo percibe usted el dolor del trabajo de parto depende de muchos factores, tales como el tamaño y la posición del bebé, la intensidad de las contracciones y cómo enfrenta usted el dolor. El dolor que perciba en el trabajo de parto puede ser diferente al dolor de su amiga en esa misma situación. Su dolor puede incluso ser diferente al dolor que sintió durante un trabajo de parto previo. Medicamentos para aliviar el dolor durante el ...


SP069 Fecha prevista del parto La fecha en que el bebé debe nacer—la fecha calculada del parto—se calcula desde el primer día del último período menstrual. La fecha calculada del parto se usa como una guía para examinar el progreso de su embarazo y dar seguimiento al desarrollo del feto. Esta fecha es solo un cálculo de cuándo nacerá el bebé (consulte el cuadro “Cómo se calcula la fecha prevista del parto”). Tenga en cuenta que solo una de cada 20 mujeres (5%) da a luz en la fecha calculada del parto. A menudo se usa una ecografía (ultrasonido) para confirmar la fecha prevista ...


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October 2017

Number Number 183, October 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 76, October 2006)

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September 2017

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September 2017

Number FAQ079, September 2017

What does it mean when a fetus is breech? In the last weeks of pregnancy, fetuses usually move so that their heads are positioned to come out of the vagina first during birth. This is called a vertex presentation. A breech presentation occurs when the fetus’s buttocks, feet, or both are in place to come out first during birth. This happens in 3–4% of full-term births.


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September 2017

Number FAQ154, September 2017

What is labor induction? Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor.


Number Number 713, August 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion No. 677, October 2016)

ABSTRACT: Corticosteroid administration before anticipated preterm birth is one of the most important antenatal therapies available to improve newborn outcomes. A single course of corticosteroids is recommended for pregnant women between 24 0/7 weeks and 33 6/7 weeks of gestation who are at risk of preterm delivery within 7 days, including for those with ruptured membranes and multiple gestations. It also may be considered for pregnant women starting at 23 0/7 weeks of gestation who are at risk of preterm delivery within 7 days, based on a family’s decision regarding resuscitation, irrespecti...


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