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ACOG Issues Updated Hypertension Guidance, Discusses New ACC/AHA Criteria

OB/GYN News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 17:15
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released today two new pieces of guidance on one of the leading causes of maternal deaths—hypertension or high blood pressure in pregnancy.

Leading Experts in Obstetric Care Aim to Maximize Women’s Health Between Pregnancies

OB/GYN News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 17:01
 Among continued efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released new recommendations designed to improve women’s overall life health by focusing on a set of interventions between pregnancies. Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Interpregnancy Care, the latest in the Obstetric Care Consensus series, is endorsed by both the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.


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OB/GYN News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:08

Nation’s Ob-Gyns Take Aim at Preventing Cesareans

OB/GYN News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 15:46

Washington, DC -- Allowing most women with low-risk pregnancies to spend more time in the first stage of labor may avoid unnecessary cesareans, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). In a jointly-issued Obstetric Care Consensus guideline, the new recommendations are targeted at preventing women from having cesareans with their first birth and at decreasing the national cesarean rate.

New Guidance on Diagnosing and Reducing Period Pain Can Help Adolescents Thrive

OB/GYN News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:58
Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, is key to ensuring that adolescents and women are able to effectively manage their symptoms and continue with their everyday activities with minimal disruption, according the latest guidance released today by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Experts List Four Things Any Hospital Can Do Now to Prevent Maternal Mortality

OB/GYN News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:58
U.S. hospitals of any size can start combatting maternal mortality and morbidity today by taking just four actions, according to a new Perspective article published in the November edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Ob-Gyns Help Shape Adolescent Understanding of Healthy Relationships

OB/GYN News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:00

During adolescence, individuals are still learning what is and is not acceptable behavior in romantic and sexual relationships, as well as in friendships. By having conversations with adolescent patients about the characteristics of healthy relationships - communication, honesty, consent, enjoyment - ob-gyns can empower adolescents to make safe choices and to recognize “red flags”.  


OB/GYN News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:50

Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, FACOG, Elected President-Elect of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

OB/GYN News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:03
Today, Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, FACOG, of Granite Bay, CA, became president-elect of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) at the XXII FIGO World Congress. Her three-year term as president will begin in 2021. Conry has the distinguished honor of being the second woman to hold this position since FIGO was founded in 1954.

ACOG and Abt to Collaborate to Fight Cervical Cancer

OB/GYN News - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:36
ACOG and Abt Associates have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to work on projects to combat cervical cancer.