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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: National Partnership for Maternal Safety ...

Aug 15, 2018 - The National Partnership for Maternal Safety has developed a patient safety bundle that outlines important practices that every maternity unit should implement to reduce the number of primary cesarean births and improve care to increase the number of vaginal births.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/p258.html

ACOG Guidelines on Psychiatric Medication Use During Pregnancy and Lactation - Practice...

Sep 15, 2008 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines on psychiatric medication used by women during pregnancy and lactation. The use of psychotropic medications in these women is a concern because of the risks of adverse perinatal and postnatal outcomes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p772.html

ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2015 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations on screening women for perinatal depression, with the purpose of increasing awareness of depression and lessening the effects it has on pregnant and post-partum women and their families.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p648.html

Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for ...

Oct 1, 2015 - A consensus bundle, with recommendations for reducing and managing obstetric hemorrhage and improving overall maternal care, has been published by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p643.html

Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: Guidelines from the AAFP ...

Feb 1, 2015 - This guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which provides information on health outcomes associated with labor after cesarean delivery/vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (LAC/VBAC), replaces the 2005 guideline on trial of labor after cesarean delivery. Its ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p197.html

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Family physicians can have an important role in promoting breastfeeding, and are well positioned to provide support in the context of family-centered care. The position paper from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides key recommendations to assist family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p56.html

Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2015 - Nearly one-third of all deliveries in the United States are cesarean deliveries. Compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery is associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Interventions that decrease the chance of a cesarean delivery ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p178.html

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The rate of cesarean delivery has increased dramatically in the United States over the past four decades, perpetuated somewhat by the dictum once a cesarean, always a cesarean. However, evidence has shown that many women who have had a cesarean delivery can safely deliver vaginally in ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p214.html

AAFP Releases Guidelines on Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2005 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2126.html

CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Initiating appropriate contraception in the postpartum period is important to avoid negative outcomes related to short birth intervals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reevaluated the safety of contraceptive use in the postpartum period.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1422.html

ACOG Releases Report on Dystocia and Augmentation of Labor - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2004 - Dystocia is characterized by the slow and abnormal progression of labor and is the leading indication for primary cesarean delivery in the United States. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical practice guideline on dystocia and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1290.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - Guidelines on the management of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). PROM occurs in about one third of preterm births and can lead to significant perinatal morbidity and mortality.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p245a.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - ...Practice Guidelines CDC Reports on Lead Exposure in Women of Childbearing Age Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jan 15;77(2):245. Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Published source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 27, 2007 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p245.html

CDC Evaluates the Effect of Revised Guidelines on the Prevention of Group B ...

Dec 15, 2007 - Revised guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococci (GBS) disease were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2002. The CDC has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1878.html

Cesarean Delivery Rate Hits All-Time High - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in three live births in the United States in 2005 was a cesarean delivery, marking the highest U.S. total cesarean rate ever reported.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p444.html

ACOG Releases Guideline for Managment of Postpartum Bleeding - Practice Guidelines - ...

Apr 1, 2007 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has reviewed the risks associated with postpartum hemorrhage and released recommendations on its management.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p1101.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated opinion on inducing labor for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC). There is a continued debate regarding whether the induction of labor with or without prostaglandins increases the risk of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p931a.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on vaccination coverage of children entering school. It analyzed data from 48 states and the District of Columbia for the 2005–2006 school year to determine vaccination rates among children entering school.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p931.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - According to a practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), prophylactic use of episiotomy does not result in maternal or fetal benefit and should be restricted.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1970a.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Previous limitations in the supply of tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra) have been resolved. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that physicians resume routine vaccination according to recommendations from the Advisory ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1970.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2004 National Immunization Survey to find current estimates of racial and economic disparities in breastfeeding in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Gynecologic Practice has reviewed the risks of tamoxifen in postmenopausal women and released recommendations on its use in this population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230a.html

Practice Guidelines - Aug 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - A practice bulletin on fetal heart rate monitoring was recently released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Practice Bulletins–Obstetrics.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p527.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery - Practice ...

Oct 1, 2004 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued clinical management guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) in various situations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1397.html

Practice Guidelines - Aug 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - Updated recommendations on the management of meningococcal disease are available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p527a.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Post-term Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 1, 2004 - Post-term pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that has extended to or beyond 42 weeks of gestation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued guidelines for the clinical management of post-term pregnancy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1201/p2221.html

AHRQ Review of Routine Episiotomy in Uncomplicated Births - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2005 - A review of the use of routine episiotomy in uncomplicated vaginal births is now available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2383.html

AAP Releases Updated Breastfeeding Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2005 - ...Practice Guideline Briefs MATTHEW J. NEFF Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 1;71(9):1819. AAP Releases Updated Breastfeeding Recommendations The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a revised policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk that reflects new research on...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1819.html

Rates of Cesarean Birth and Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery - Practice ...

May 1, 2005 - ...Practice Guideline Briefs MATTHEW J. NEFF Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 1;71(9):1820. Cesarean and Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery Data from the National Center for Health Statistics on the total and primary cesarean rates and vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1820.html

Management of Postterm Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - The Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a new guideline entitled, Management of Postterm Pregnancy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1808.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Labor and Delivery - ...

Feb 1, 2004 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin about the use of prophylactic antibiotics during labor and delivery. The bulletin presents a review of clinical situations in which prophylactic antibiotics frequently are prescribed and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0201/p740.html

ACOG Issues Guidelines on Fetal Macrosomia - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2001 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new clinical management guidelines on fetal macrosomia. The term fetal macrosomia implies fetal growth beyond a specific weight, regardless of the fetal gestational age.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p169.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease - ...

Mar 1, 2003 - The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) recently issued revised guidelines for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. GBS disease remains one of the leading causes of newborn morbidity and mortality, resulting in an estimated 1,600 early-onset cases and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1121.html

ACOG Develops Guidelines for Induction of Labor - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 15, 2000 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new guidelines on the induction of labor, which review the current methods of cervical ripening and induction of labor and summarizes the effectiveness of each method on the basis of outcomes research.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/p445.html

Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p121.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Jul 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2006 - Intravenous lidocaine and oral mexiletine provide a modest reduction in neuropathic pain with no indication of serious adverse effects. However, safety data are limited because most studies were of relatively short duration and fewer than 400 patients have been studied in total for each...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p79.html

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