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March of Dimes, ACOG Hail Legislation to Improve Health Care for Pregnant Women and Newborns

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:57
The March of Dimes and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today applauded introduction of the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bill to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and the value of maternity care. This legislation is authored by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and has twelve bipartisan original cosponsors.

New Guidelines for Facilities Performing Office-Based Procedures Including Abortion

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 13:49
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) along with the National Partnership for Women & Families released the results of “The Project on Facility Guidelines for the Safe Performance of Primary Care and Gynecology Procedures in Offices and Clinics”. 

Nation's Ob-Gyns Join the First HPV Prevention Week in the United States

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:55
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the leading organization of women’s health care physicians, joined the American Medical Women’s Association, the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, Indiana University, and other health care groups to launch this country’s first HPV Prevention Week.
 

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

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

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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Nation’s Ob-Gyns Take Aim at Preventing Cesareans

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

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

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.