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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...


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October 2017

Number Number 6, October 2017

(Replaces Obstetric Care Consensus Number 4, June 2016)

ABSTRACT: Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of...


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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September 2017

Number FAQ105, September 2017

What is group B streptococcus (GBS)? Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness. It is found in the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts of men and women. In women, it can be found in the vagina and rectum. GBS is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Also, although the names are similar, GBS is different from group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes “strep throat.”


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...


Number Number 712, August 2017

ABSTRACT: Intraamniotic infection, also known as chorioamnionitis, is an infection with resultant inflammation of any combination of the amniotic fluid, placenta, fetus, fetal membranes, or decidua. Intraamniotic infection is a common condition noted among preterm and term parturients. However, most cases of intraamniotic infection detected and managed by obstetrician–gynecologists or other obstetric care providers will be noted among term patients in labor. Intraamniotic infection can be associated with acute neonatal morbidity, including neonatal pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, and death. Ma...


SP179 Cómo funcionan los genes Un gen es un segmento corto de una sustancia química que se llama ADN. Los genes contienen las instrucciones codificadas de su constitución física y de todos los procesos del cuerpo. Los genes ocurren en pares y se Prueba de detección de portadores The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP179 encuentran en cromosomas. Los cromosomas también ocurren en pares (uno de cada uno de los padres). La mayoría de las células tienen 23 pares de cromosomas, lo que forma un tota...


Number AP105, July 2017

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SP029 Los beneficios para su bebé y para usted La lactancia materna es lo mejor para su bebé por los siguientes motivos: • La leche materna contiene la cantidad correcta de grasa, azúcar, agua, proteínas y minerales necesarios La lactancia materna y su bebé The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N La Atención Durante el Trabajo de Parto, el Parto y el Postparto • SP029 para el crecimiento y desarrollo de un bebé. A medida que el bebé se desarrolla, la leche materna cambia para adaptarse a las necesidades nutricio...


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